Oven Chilli Fried Chicken

I thought I would start off this post with some of my favourite quotes from some of my favourite films – Why not!

From Fight club

God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy s*** we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War’s a spiritual war… our Great Depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.

(The quote reminds me of a article I read recently about children, which is that there will be 10 times as many people aiming for jobs in the culture, media and sports sector than there are jobs likely to be available)

(On another sidenote, I may have picked depressing quotes but I am happy in real life but the quotes are just so cool)

(On a further sidenote, there are so many good quotes from Fight Club, I could dedicate a post to them, or just give the IMDB link).

From Goodfellas

You mean, let me understand this cause, ya know maybe it’s me, I’m a little f***** up maybe, but I’m funny how, I mean funny like I’m a clown, I amuse you? I make you laugh, I’m here to f*****’ amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how? How am I funny?

(I’d love to say that quote off by heart)

From Pulp Fiction

Say ‘what’ again. Say ‘what’ again, I dare you, I double dare you motherf*****, say what one more Goddamn time!

The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know My name is the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon thee

(Yes, that’s right – two quotes!)

I think that is enough quotes for now. There are tonnes more but I don’t want to get too carried away. Onto food!

This dish tastes awesome and

A) It is a Indian recipe which is great as I don’t have a lot on here (I haven’t mastered a curry yet!)
B) Oven cooking the chicken to me seems so much healthier than deep frying the chicken! (No facts to back this up)

The recipe is delicious and goes awesome with spicy chips!


Serves: 2-3
Prep Time: 15 minutes + Marinade overnight
Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Thumbsize ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
2-3 garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped
2-4 green chillies, de-seeded and roughly chopped
1 tsp salt, or to taste
1 tsp garam masala
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp olive oil
Chicken drumsticks, skin removed
2 – 3 tbsp chilli flavoured oil
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
½ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp chilli powder
4 slices white bread, blitzed to produce bread crumbs
2 large free-range eggs, beaten

Blitz the ginger, garlic, green chillies, 1 tsp salt, garam masala, lemon juice and olive oil to make a marinade.
Marinade the chicken with the marinade.
Marinade overnight.
Preheat the oven to 225 Deg C.
Pour the chilli oil in a roasting tray.
Place in the oven for at least 15 minutes.
Mix the salt, black pepper, chilli and cumin into the breadcrumbs.
Take the chicken out of the marinade, letting the excess drip off
Dip the chicken into the bread then egg then bread
Add to the roasting tray and cook for 20 minutes.
Lower the oven to 200 Deg C.
Turn the chicken over
Cook for another 20 minutes, or until cooked through.


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