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Recipe: Polenta-Crusted Fried Chicken With A Kick

Recipe Polenta-Crusted Fried Chicken With A Kick

Ready in 30 minutes

Serves 2

Polenta crusted fried chicken with a little smoky spicey kick.


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • ¼ cup polenta
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of a smoky seasoning blend, I used Mt Elephant Seriously Smokin'
  • ¼ grated parmesan
  • ¼ cup of almond meal
  • ¼ cup plain flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • ¼ cup olive oil

  1. Cut the chicken breasts into smaller pieces.
  2. In a bowl combine the flour and almond meal. 
  3. In a second bowl beat the egg with the water. 
  4. In a third bowl combine the polenta, salt, pepper, seasoning and parmesan. 
  5. Pick up a chicken piece cover it with the flour mixture, dip it in the egg mixture to coat it, then roll it around in the polenta mixture, and set aside. Repeat until all the chicken pieces are done.
  6. Add the olive oil to a heavy saucepan (you may need extra to top up. 
  7. Once the oil is hot using tongs place several chicken pieces in the saucepan, fry each side for 2 minutes and then set aside. Do this until all pieces a fried.