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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:58 pm 
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Wise One
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I have had a yearning for KFC lately but I am trying to be good and stay away from such fatty food. But the yearning will not go away and I am afraid I might give in.

Does anyone have a recipe that might help me satisfy this yearning but is a bit healthier and less fatty?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:00 pm 
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I know weight watchers have one. Will see if I can find it. Maybe google weight watchers recipes.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:11 pm 
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This is a method I used with a couple of bantam cockerels. I simmered them gently with root vegetables in water until tender, then I skinned and jointed them, so that I only had lean meat. When cold, I tossed them lightly in flour seasoned with herbs, then crisped them quickly in shallow rice bran oil. (Rice bran oil heats to a high temperature quickly and the oil isn't absorbed into the food as much.)
Result -crispy chicken on the outside, tender inside. :thumbs:

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:27 pm 
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Picnic Crispy Chicken - and reasonably low in cals too -

1/4 c skim milk
1 c cornflake crumbs
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
chicken pieces

Preheat oven to 200 C Line a baking tray with non stick baking paper
Place milk in bowl.
Combine cornflake crumbs and cayenne pepper in separate bowl
Mix well. Dip each piece of chicken in milk then into crumb mixture turning over to coat well.
Place chicken pieces on baking tray.
Bake for about 40 mins on lower shelf of oven until crisp and cooked through. Allow extra 10 mins for drumsticks

I also add to mine 1/4 teaspoon tumeric and paprika to add abit of spice.

Not really fried but it might give you that spicey chicken your after with much less calories.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:39 pm 
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To stop the yearning, sit in your parked car outside a KFC outlet for an hour. The smell of the oil and grease in the air will put you off KFC for a while.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:43 pm 
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:thanks: I will give them all a try. if all else fails I will do as chookyperth's suggestion a try, but would rather not be put off food altogether :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:15 pm 
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Build more pens, raise your own chooks for home made KFC.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:29 pm 
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Try this:

1Kg chicken wings
1 Teaspoon Curry Powder
1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste (You can get the concentrated ones in a box, each sachet is 2 Tablespoons)
3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
30g Butter

Mix all the sauce ingredients in a saucapan over low heat until it is all melted together and the sauce is smooth and glossy.
Pat the wings dry (very important)

Arrange the wings (tips pointing up) in a baking tray ( I prefer using those aluminium baking trays you can get from Coles or Woolies)

If you are doing these in a hooded bbq, cook via indirect heat first then about half way through fire up the burners underneath the tray, also nice if you add some smoking wood).

Drizzle the sauce over the wings and swish them around a bit to ensure they get a good coating.

I have let these wings marinate overnight in the fridge (covered) but it isnt necessary.

If using an oven, bake at about 190 Degrees for about 45 minutes to an hour or until the tips go black and crunchy (best indication)

If doing them in the oven, a pyrex baking dish is ideal...we found people were digging out the caramalized sauce on the bottom of the tray so please dont use your good non stick ones.....

Another word of warning, for some reason, if you are doing 2kg of wings, dont just double the sauce mix, actually make 2 x 1kg lots, it seems to change the taste.

If you are like me, sneak in some chilli powder or add a bit more curry if you are going to have these with a beer at a bbq.....supply "Wet Ones". Muck around with the spices a bit after you make the basic one and try them.


Beats KFC hands down

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:44 pm 
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Ooooh! I love a good old fashioned fry up. Mines not healthy, but it's delicious.

Firstly I skin all the chicken pieces, (the spices tend to slide off otherwise), then cut deep grooves into the chicken flesh.
I roll each piece into a mix of
1tblsp chilli powder,
1 tbsp paprika,
1 teaspoon white pepper,
1 tbsn table salt,
1 tbspn chinese five spice powder,
1 tbspn corn flour &
1 tbsn garlic powder.
I then pat and rub the spices in. I let them sit for about 15 in the freezer, and heat the oil. meantime, into 500mls buttermilk mix
2 tspns cayenne,
2 tspns onion pwder and
1 tspn bi-carb.
In a large plastic zip lock bag put in 1&1/2 cups plain flour and 1&1/2 cups SR flour. Take the chicken out the freezer, and working in batches, dip the chicken into the buttermilk, shake off the exess and then shake in the flour an place gently into the med-hot fryer. If you work with smaller pieces, you get a better result, and you know it's cooked through. Also, I leace the bone in because the meat stays tender and juicy. :chicks:
There ya go, my spicy fried chicken.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:48 pm 
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We have made yours jocler and I can assure all they are just yummy
Have a go. All juicy and delicious


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:53 pm 
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KFC is soooooooooo yummy. Original recipe *drooling* :wink:

Nigella Lawson has a good recipe she calls "Picnic Fried Chicken". I've made it. It has a scary sounding amount of cayenne pepper in it but it's easy to make and tastes good.
Sorry I don't have the recipe to hand but it should be googleable.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:17 pm 
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Oh missjingles

That sounds utterly delicious - but will have to save that until the belly is a bit littler!

At the moment I would make a really good Mrs Claus but if my belly gets bigger even Santa would look the other way!! :rofl:

Why is it that the yummiest foods are the ones that are bad for you?

Some of my favourite foods that are bad for you:

A really good lamb curry
fried chicken
lasagne
hot chips and gravy
baked berry cheesecake
bread and butter pudding
chocolate
fresh bread or scones with jam and cream

Ah well ........... lucky that I also love fresh salads and fruits


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:31 pm 
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The best southern fried chicken recipe I have found is from Chef John at Foodwishes.com

http://foodwishes.blogspot.com/2009/07/ ... fried.html

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:58 pm 
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idealistic wrote:
Oh missjingles

That sounds utterly delicious - but will have to save that until the belly is a bit littler!

At the moment I would make a really good Mrs Claus but if my belly gets bigger even Santa would look the other way!! :rofl:

Why is it that the yummiest foods are the ones that are bad for you?

Some of my favourite foods that are bad for you:

A really good lamb curry
fried chicken
lasagne
hot chips and gravy
baked berry cheesecake
bread and butter pudding
chocolate
fresh bread or scones with jam and cream

Ah well ........... lucky that I also love fresh salads and fruits


Oh my! We do have a lot in common! Can't walk past a plate of scones dripping with strawberry jam and mounded with fresh whipped cream. Chocolate? I had a dream that I was trapped in an English maze, except it was walls of Old Jamaican Rum chocolate! :yipee:
I have fit weeks and fat weeks too. When I realise my fat week has turned into a month, I go totally vegetarian!
By the way, I also have a great recipe for Carrot sesame cakes (savoury) and a wonderful peanut salad if any wants them.


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