Chicken is popular around the world and this versatile protein can adapt to many different flavour profiles! We’ve played favourites and chosen 5 of the applications that get our tummies rumbling.
- Southern-fried Chicken: Conceptualised in the USA’s Southern States and popularised by fast food restaurant KFC, the Southern-fried chicken is truly an iconic chicken dish. Chicken pieces that have been marinated in buttermilk are dredged in batter or breadcrumbs, typically with a spiced seasoning in it, before being deep fried. Upon eating, the crunchy coating gives way to moist and tender chicken meat – no wonder this dish is popular around the world!
- Korean BBQ Wings: Made in a similar way to Buffalo wings, this dish uses a fiery sweet and sour sauce with a Korean flavour profile to differentiate it. Chicken wings are coated in seasoned flour and then deep fried twice. Once out of the fryer, they’re coated in a marinade flavoured with fiery gochujang (a fermented Korean chili paste), ginger, brown sugar and soy sauce.
- Chicken Satay: Hailing from South East Asia, Chicken Satay features skewers of succulent skinless chicken. Chicken is marinated overnight in a flavourful marinade of lemongrass and spices like coriander, turmeric and chillies, then grilled and served with a spicy peanut sauce.
- Chicken Kiev: Perennially popular, this Russian-born chicken dish is a favourite around the world. The dish features a chicken fillet, flattened out with a mallet and wrapped around a portion of cold herbed butter. The fillet is then breaded, chilled and baked in the oven for a crunchy outer coating.
- Coronation Chicken: Created for Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation banquet by Constance Spry and Rosemary Hume, principals of the Cordon Bleu Cookery School in London. The recipe sees cold chicken mixed with curried mayonnaise – flaked almonds and sultanas can also be added to the mix. It can be used as a salad side dish, or as a filling in sandwiches.