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Deep-Fried Chicken Recipes

Heavenly Recipes for Finger-licking Good Deep-fried Chicken

If you love the sound of crunch when you bite into deep-fried chicken, then these recipes should make you feel like you're in heaven. You can make this delicious food at home using simple ingredients.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2017
No matter what time of the day you mention it, deep-fried chicken sounds like an extremely interesting and appetizing snack for chicken lovers. If you're bored with the traditional recipes of making this dish, then some of my best and most innovative recipes that will satiate your taste buds, should help create variety in flavor.

Mint and Lemon Chicken

Ingredients
  • Chicken breast strips - 2 pieces
  • Fresh mint leaves - ½ cup
  • Fresh green chilies - 2 or 3
  • Fresh lemon - 1
  • Vegetable oil for deep-frying
  • Salt
Preparation
  • Grind the chilies, and the mint together to form a paste.
  • Apply the mint and chili paste to all the chicken breast strips.
  • Now, sprinkle the strips with the lemon zest (grate the lemon skin over the chicken) and add salt.
  • Allow the chicken strips to marinate for about two to three hours in a closed container in the refrigerator.
  • Now, heat the vegetable oil in a deep-frying pan.
  • Once the oil is sufficiently heated, deep-fry the chicken strips until they are golden brown.
  • Once fried, remove them on a tissue paper to soak up the excess oil.
  • Now, transfer to the serving dish. Garnish with some fresh mint leaves and serve with slices of fresh lime.
Sweet and Sour Chicken

Ingredients
  • Diced chicken - 1½ cup
  • Tamarind paste - 2/3 teaspoon
  • Tomato puree - 1 tablespoon
  • Red chili powder - ½ teaspoon
  • All-purpose flour - ½ cup
  • Sugar - 1 teaspoon
  • Salt - 1½ teaspoons
  • Vegetable oil for deep-frying
  • Water
  • Spring onion - ½ cup
  • Fresh coriander leaves - ½ cup
For the Sauce:
  • Tamarind paste - 2 teaspoons
  • Soy sauce - 2 teaspoons
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 2 teaspoons
  • Salt - ½ teaspoon
  • Roasted sesame seeds - 2 teaspoons
  • Red chili powder - ½ teaspoon
Preparation
  • First of all, make the sauce by mixing the tamarind paste, sugar, salt and chili powder in water and bring it to a boil.
  • Keep the sauce aside and work on the batter now.
  • Mix the flour with the tomato puree, tamarind paste, red chili powder, sugar and salt.
  • Mix the ingredients until you get a smooth batter and add water only if required.
  • Now, heat the oil in a deep-frying pan for about 2 minutes.
  • Dip the diced chicken in the batter briefly and immediately deep-fry.
  • Transfer the diced chicken on a dish covered with tissues to soak the excess oil.
  • Place the diced chicken on the serving dish, pour the tangy sauce over the diced chicken and garnish with chopped spring onions and coriander.
Crisp 'n' Spicy Chicken

Ingredients
  • Chicken breast strips - 2 fillets
  • Vegetable oil
  • Lettuce - 3 leaves
  • Tomatoes - 2
For the Marinade
  • Chopped onion - 1
  • Chopped tomato -1
  • Cinnamon powder - ½ teaspoon
  • Garlic cloves - 5
  • Ginger paste - ½ teaspoon
  • Clove - 1
  • Cumin seeds - ½ teaspoon
  • Black pepper - ½ teaspoon
  • Sugar - 1½ teaspoons
  • Salt - 1 teaspoon
Preparation
  • Mix all the ingredients mentioned for the marinade and grind them together to form a smooth paste.
  • Carefully, apply the marinade to the chicken strips. Make sure you spread the marinade thoroughly over the strips.
  • Marinate the chicken for about two hours.
  • Heat the oil in the deep-frying pan.
  • Deep-fry the chicken strips and let them sit on paper towels to remove any excess oil.
  • Transfer over the serving dish and serve with crunchy lettuce and juicy tomato slices.