Crispy outside, moist and tender inside spiced fried chicken tenders with tomatillo chutney, cucumber mint raita all wrapped in flaky, crispy roti paratha.
It’s that time of the year again. The time when Chinese New Year just passed and I had a 15 days stuff-food-in my-face festival.
The time of the year when Ayyam-I-Ha will come next – a festival that Mr. V and I (and Baha’is all over the world) celebrate. A festival that lasts 4-5 days filled with being charitable and generous and to give love and laughter to yourself and to others.
This year, I have decided to give love and laughter to the most important thing in the world.
Yes, it has had its share of ups and downs. I’ve not taken care of it very well, with skipping breakfast since I was young and causing major Gerd and “gastric-nomical” issues throughout my life.
My tummy’s two most favorite things in the world. Fried Chicken and Roti Canai (or paratha). Combine these two together, and I have a friggin’ light but still craggy crunchy outside yet moist and juicy inside fried chicken wrapped in flaky, crispy roti paratha among plenty other delectable accompaniment.
It’s a kati roll guys.
It’s like a taco or a burrito only so much better because it uses the flaky and crispy roti canai or paratha instead of regular tortilla.
And if you know me well, you’ll know that I only love chicken thighs… but in the spirit of giving love, I used Mr. V’s favorite meat.. the white meat. But let’s not become too out of hand. No breasts… just tenders. ?
Now that I’ve given the love and laughter to my tummy (I totally devoured it while I was shooting the pictures), I’m now spreading the love with the world… with you and your tummies. Enjoy!
1. Stay crisp: The coating of the chicken tenders stay lightly crispy for a long time because of the mix of all-purpose flour, rice flour, cornstarch and a little baking powder for the coating.
2. Extra crunch: Liquid from the marinade is added into the flour mixture to create small lumps in the flour coating that when fried will become an extra craggy crust that’s still light but with an amazing crunch.
3. Moist & tender meat: Chicken tenders are marinated in yogurt to give make it stay moist and juicy inside.
Love rolls with crispy flaky wraps? Then you’re definitely going to love this Taiwanese Beef Stuffed Scallion Pancake. Crispy flaky chewy scallion pancake, fresh crunchy cucumber & a warm melt in the mouth tender beef with a sweet & savory sauce all throughout.
Also, if you haven’t already, check out my last post Asian Zing Chicken Wings. Crispy wings that are baked (not fried) and then coated in a sticky, sweet, spicy & tangy sauce. Full of tropical Asian fusion flavor with each bite. A sure crowd-pleaser.