Recipe: Quinoa fried chicken with coriander salsa


Switch breadcrumbs for quinoa for a gluten-free version of fried chicken from the couple behind Kiwi Quinoa

INGREDIENTS
12 x organic chicken tenderloins
2 cups cooked quinoa, well strained
½ cup breadcrumbs
2 eggs, whisked
1 tsp salt and pepper
½ cup olive oil, for shallow frying

Coriander salsa
1 cup coriander, chopped finely
1 lime, juiced
2 tsp fish sauce
1 tsp sweet chilli sauce
1 small fresh red chilli, finely chopped

METHOD
To make the coriander salsa, combine coriander, lime juice, fish sauce, chilli sauce and chilli in a small bowl and mix well. Set aside. Wipe the chicken tenderloins dry with a paper towel. Whisk together the two eggs. Prepare crumbing mixture of quinoa, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper on a flat plate. Dip the chicken tenderloins into the whisked egg and then straight into the crumbing mixture.

Flip the tenderloin over so that both sides of the chicken are well coated in quinoa and set aside on a clean plate ready for frying. Continue to crumb the remainder of the tenderloins. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan. Once the oil is hot, add four of the crumbed tenderloins and fry for 2½ minutes each side. Remove from oil and place on plate with paper towel to absorb excess oil. Serve immediately with coriander salsa. Serves four.

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