Fried Jalapeno Chicken – A Spicy South-of-the-Border Treat
Tantalizing and finger-licking good, fried jalapeno chicken has been a popular delicacy served up in the south for generations. A favorite in Tex-Mex cuisine, the dish has all the flavor and crunch of fried chicken paired with the heat of jalapenos for a unique taste experience. With its roots in Mexican-American culture, it’s the perfect marriage of culture and cuisine.
In this recipe, I’m going to show you how you can make fried jalapeno chicken in your own kitchen. This delicious dish is rich in flavor, striking the perfect balance between the salty seasonings and the spicy jalapenos. It’s also great for a game night dinner, a picnic, or an outdoor barbecue!
– 1 kilogram of chicken thigh fillets
– 2 tablespoons of jalapeno peppers, minced
– 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
– ½ cup flour
– Salt and pepper, to taste
– ½ cup of vegetable oil
1. In a large bowl, add the Worcestershire sauce, jalapenos, and slat and pepper to taste.
2. Mix to combine, then stir in the chicken thighs until each thigh is evenly coated. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, and pepper to make a dredge.
4. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
5. Once the oil is hot, coat the chicken in the flour mixture and shake off any excess.
6. Carefully place the coated chicken into the hot oil and brown on both sides, about 4 minutes per side.
7. Transfer chicken to a baking sheet and finish cooking in a 375F (190C) preheated oven for 25 minutes, or until cooked through.
8. Remove from the oven and serve.
Fried jalapeno chicken is a delicious twist on traditional fried chicken. The spicy jalapeno peppers give the dish its unique flavor, while the crisp coating provides a lovely crunchy texture. You can also add other spices, herbs, or vegetables to give the dish more depth and flavor. For example, diced bell peppers, garlic, or oregano can all take this dish to the next level.
This dish is a great addition to any meal. Don’t forget to serve with an ice-cold beer for an extra touch of south-of-the-border flair! Enjoy!