Looking to add some crunch to your chicken game? Look no further than Lays Chicken! Marinated in a zesty blend of chili powder, turmeric, and garlic ginger paste, this dish gets coated in a unique breading of crushed wavy lays potato chips for an extra crispy kick. Fried to golden perfection, this juicy chicken is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. So grab your apron and get ready to spice up your dinner routine with Lays Chicken!
The Lays Chicken recipe uses crushed Lay’s potato chips as a coating for boneless, skinless chicken thighs, resulting in a unique and flavorful dish. This recipe is a super fun twist on classic fried chicken. A marination of chili powder, turmeric, black pepper, coriander powder, and garlic-ginger paste create an explosion of flavor underneath a salty crispy fried crust of potato chips. My kids went crazy over this recipe. Have fun with this one!
Ingredients List For Lays Chicken
The boneless skinless chicken thighs provide the meaty core of the dish.
The chili powder, turmeric, garlic ginger paste, cracked black pepper, coriander powder, and salt are the primary flavoring agents in the dish. They contribute to the overall taste, aroma, and spiciness of the chicken.
Lemon juice adds a tangy flavor and helps to tenderize the chicken.
Rice flour and water
These ingredients make a solution that coats the chicken before you coat it in the crushed potato chips. The rice flour also adds a light, crispy texture to the chicken.
Wavy Lays potato chips
The crushed potato chips are next level as a breading for fried chicken! We’re talking mega crunch and flavor!
The oil used for deep frying the chicken adds richness and enhances the overall flavor and texture of the dish. MAke sure to use a high smoke point oil with neutral flavor. I used a sunflower-avocado oil mix.
Step By Step Instructions
To start with, in a large bowl, add the boneless skinless chicken thighs and season with salt, ginger garlic paste, chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, and lemon juice.
Mix well to ensure that the chicken is coated evenly. Let the chicken marinate for an hour.
Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl, mix the rice flour and water together to make a solution and keep it aside.
Then, crush the wavy lays potato chips with your hands and set them aside. This is the star ingredient in this Lays Chicken recipe.
After an hour, heat the oil for frying in a deep frying pan or a wok over medium heat, ensuring that the oil temperature is 325 degrees F.
Next, dip each chicken piece into the rice solution, then coat it in the crushed potato chips, pressing them gently to make sure they stick well.
Carefully place the chicken pieces into the hot oil, making sure not to overcrowd the pan.
Fry the chicken until it’s tender and crispy, turning occasionally. Each batch should take about 6-8 minutes to cook.
Use a slotted spoon to remove the chicken from the oil and place them on a cooling rack or paper towel-lined baking sheet to remove excess oil.
Repeat the process with the remaining chicken pieces until they’re all cooked.
Finally, serve the Lays Chicken hot with your favorite dipping sauce, chutney, and a side salad.
When it comes to serving the Lays Chicken recipe, there are many options to consider. First and foremost, the crispy and juicy chicken is best served hot with your favorite dipping sauce or chutney. Ketchup, ranch, honey mustard, or tzatziki are popular choices that can complement the flavors of the chicken. Additionally, adding a side salad to your plate can help balance out the richness of the chicken. A mix of fresh greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onions with a simple dressing made of olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper can do the trick. For a more substantial meal, you can serve the Lays Chicken with a side of lemon rice or roasted vegetables.
If you are looking for a fun presentation, place the Lays Chicken on a bed of crushed potato chips. For a fusion of East and West, serve this chicken with chapati, and some chicken gravy. You can also make a fusion platter with snacks like aloo bonda, some vijayawada biryani, and potato fry. Furthermore, the Lays Chicken makes for great finger food at a party or gathering when cut into bite-sized portions and skewered for easy serving. To wash it all down, consider pairing the Lays Chicken with a refreshing drink such as iced tea, lemonade, or a cold beer.
Once the Lays Chicken is ready, it’s important to store it properly to ensure that it stays fresh and safe to eat. First, allow the chicken to cool down to room temperature. Once cooled, transfer it to an airtight container or a plastic bag. You can store the chicken in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. If you want to freeze it, place it in a freezer-safe container or bag and label it with the date. You can freeze the chicken for up to 2-3 months.
To reheat the chicken, preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Place the chicken on a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes. Alternatively, you can reheat the chicken in a microwave-safe dish in the microwave. Microwave for 1-2 minutes, or until the chicken is hot enough.
Remember to discard any chicken that has been left out at room temperature for more than 2 hours or in the refrigerator for more than 4 days, as it may not be safe to eat. By following these simple storage guidelines, you can enjoy your Lays Chicken at a later time without compromising on its taste and quality.
Lays Chicken is a recipe that involves marinating boneless, skinless chicken thighs in a blend of spices and lemon juice, then coating them with crushed Lays potato chips before frying them to create a crispy and flavorful coating.
The chicken should be marinated for at least one hour to ensure that it absorbs all of the flavors and spices.
Yes, chicken breasts can be used instead of thighs, but they may require a longer cooking time to ensure they’re fully cooked.
Dipping the chicken in a rice flour solution helps the potato chips adhere to the chicken and create a crispy coating.
Yes, you can use any type of potato chips you like. However, using Lays potato chips is recommended for the best flavor.
Leftover chicken should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. To reheat, place in a preheated oven at 350°F for about 10-15 minutes until heated through.
Yes, by using gluten-free rice flour and ensuring that the Lays potato chips used are also gluten-free.
Yes, you can use any type of oil with a high smoke point, such as vegetable or canola oil.
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