Saturday 7 July 2012

Cheezy chicken

I am all geared up and excited to join this month's Mom's crazy cooking challenge after a gap of three whole months.
This simple recipe is adapted from lawstudentcook's Cheez-it Chicken with a little bit of my own twist. 
I have always used either breadcrumbs or cornflakes to roll my chicken in but I must say the cheeslings added a whole lot of flavour to the chicken crust. 
Biggest compliment I got was from my son that the chicken tasted just like the KFC chicken - just made my day.

6 chicken legs (you can use chicken breasts)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1 egg
11/2 cups Parle Cheeselings (small cheese crackers like cheez-its)
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup oil.

Mix the chicken with lemon juice, salt, pepper and oregano leaves. Cover and leave to marinate for 2-3 hours.
Crush the Cheeselings by placing them in a large ziploc bag and crushing them with a rolling pin.
Heat  oil in a 10"–12" cast-iron skillet or other heavy straight-sided skillet.
Whisk the egg in a medium sized bowl. Add salt and pepper.
Dip the chicken in the egg mixture and then roll it in the Cheeselings till thickly covered.
Once the oil is really hot, put in the chicken pieces and cook till the chicken turns golden brown on all sides about 1 minute per side.
Remove from the oil and transfer to a paper towel lined plate.
Serve immediately. 

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  1. are cheeselings like cheese doodles - never heard of cheeselings - anyway chicken looks fab - I am CCC#21 -

    1. Hi! Thanks for visiting. Cheeselings are small cheese crackers - something like Cheeze-its.

  2. WOW! I love the coating! Something I never would have considered! YUM!


  3. This looks and sounds really really good, but I've never heard of Cheeselings.
    Here's Mine

  4. Looks and sounds like a tasty fried chicken...and mine tasted like KFC too.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my CCC entry Copycat "KFC" Original Recipe Fried Chicken

    Cook Lisa Cook

  5. Looks really great but I have to ask: what are cheeselings??

    1. Thanks. Cheeselings(indian brandname) are small cheese crackers. They are also called as Cheeze-its.

  6. Alright, these look yum! Must try this soon. Love your take on the challenge, and my, how interesting this is. Such great ideas!