Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I'm Addicted

The other night I made these Hot and Crunchy Chicken Cones and I got freakin' hooked! The next night I made 5 chicken breast's worth and have them in my fridge. They are from a food truck out West, that apparently has become famous for them. Even if you aren't going to make the full thing, though I think you should, at least make the Mango Slaw that you top them with.

Mango Slaw
1/2 cup diced mango
2 large jalapeños, seeded and chopped
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon water
1 small shallot, minced
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
Salt and freshly ground pepper
7 cups shredded coleslaw mix
Chicken Cones
3 cups cornflakes
6 tablespoons slivered almonds
6 tablespoons sesame seeds
6 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons crushed red pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup milk
All-purpose flour, for dredging
Six 5-ounce skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, sliced lengthwise 1 inch thick
Vegetable oil, for frying
Six 10-inch flour tortillas, warmed

In a saucepan, combine the mango, jalapeños, vinegar, sugar, water and shallot. Cover and simmer until the mango is softened, 10 minutes.

Transfer the mango mixture to a food processor and puree; scrape into a large bowl. Stir in the mayonnaise, cilantro, garlic and lime juice and season with salt and pepper. Add the coleslaw mix and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate.

Wipe out the food processor. Add the cornflakes, almonds, sesame seeds, sugar, red pepper and salt and pulse until coarsely chopped. Transfer the mixture to a large, shallow bowl. In a second shallow bowl, whisk the eggs with the milk. Fill a third shallow bowl with flour. Dredge the chicken strips in the flour, shaking off any excess. Dip them in the eggs, then roll them in the cornflake mixture.

Set a rack over a rimmed baking sheet. In a large skillet, heat 1/4 inch of oil. Working in batches, fry the chicken over moderately high heat, turning once, until golden brown, 6 minutes; transfer to the rack. Set the fried chicken on the tortillas and top with the mango slaw.
Roll up and eat right away

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That sounds delish!