Cajun fried chicken with tomato salsa and sour cream

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By: Matt Tebbutt From: Market Kitchen

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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.63 / 5 (8 votes)

Prep time:
10 min, plus 2 hours marinating
Cook time:
5 min

Matt Tebbutt prepares a taste of Deep South Mississippi by cooking up spicy fried chicken


1. Put the chicken strips into a bowl and add the salt, smoked paprika, garlic, shallot, 1 pinch of sugar, pepper, cayenne, thyme and 1 teaspoon of dried oregano and mix until the chicken is thoroughly coated. Set aside to marinate for 2 hours.

2. For the tomato salsa: combine all the ingredients in a bowl with a pinch of salt and set aside until ready to serve.

3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, polenta, paprika, garlic powder and the remaining pinch of sugar and stir until well mixed. Dust each strip of marinated chicken with the coating mixture.

4. Heat the fat in a deep pan until hot, then deep-fry the chicken strips in batches until crisp and golden.

5. Serve with the tomato salsa and a bowl of soured cream.


For the tomato salsa

  • 6 very ripe tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies, finely diced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar

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Latest Comment


i like chicken

coreyC70592 coreyC70592  Posted 24 Nov 2011 10:52 AM

This was really delicious and my children loved it.

AnneR22750 AnneR22750  Posted 10 Sep 2010 3:24 AM

Tried this out last night.. Very good, thumbs up from everyone here..That was a quick dish!

Jimmy Bone bag Jimmy Bone bag  Posted 18 May 2009 9:39 AM

Where does the other two teaspoons of the dried Oregano go????

chilliloaf chilliloaf Posted 31 Oct 2008 3:12 PM