Everyone loves crispy chicken but breading and deep frying are a bit of a faff. This version uses a flour coating and a frying pan, to get a result that's just as tasty with a fraction of the fuss. It's healthier too! The secret is to let the pan get really hot before you cook the chicken. Enjoy!
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Mature Cheddar Cheese(ContainsMilk)
Plain Flour(ContainsCereals containing gluten)
Peri Peri Seasoning
Pre-heat your oven to 220°C. Chop the potato into wedges the size and width of your index finger (no need to peel). Grate the cheddar cheese. Pop the wedges on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Drizzle over some oil, a pinch of salt and half the thyme. Put on the top shelf of your oven. Roast for 30-35 mins. After 25-30 mins, turn the wedges and sprinkle over the cheese. Roast for the remaining 5 mins.
Remove the top and bottom from the cucumber, cut in half lengthways and then chop into 1cm chunks. Squeeze the lime juice into a mixing bowl and add the honey and olive oil (amount specified in the ingredient list). Mix together and set aside. This is the salad dressing! TIP: Don't dress the salad until just before serving or it will wilt.
Meanwhile, lay one of the chicken breasts between two sheets of clingfilm and bash with either a rolling pin or frying pan until 2cm thick. Repeat for all breasts. Cut each of the flattened breasts into six or seven long strips.
Put a glug of oil in a large frying pan on medium-high heat. Let it get really hot. In the meantime, put the flour in another mixing bowl with the remaining thyme and the peri peri. Season with a really good pinch of salt and black pepper. Mix together and then add the chicken strips. Toss with your hands to ensure the chicken is well coated in the seasoned flour. Remember to wash your hands afterwards.
Once the oil is hot, add half the chicken to the pan. Cook until golden all over, 3-4 mins on each side. TIP: The chicken is cooked when it is no longer pink in the middle. Transfer to a baking tray covered in kitchen paper and cover loosely with foil. Repeat with the remaining chicken. Once cooked, sprinkle over some salt. TIP: Cooking the chicken in batches helps prevent overcrowding and makes for tastier, golden chicken!
Warm the chicken dippers through in your oven for a few mins if necessary. Add the cucumber and rocket to the bowl of dressing and toss to combine. Serve the chicken dippers with a dollop of ketchup, some cheesy wedges and some zesty salad. Enjoy!