Thai Glazed Chicken
Redolent with flavors and aromas of spices associated with Thai cooking, this Thai glazed chicken recipe has been tweaked to make it doable even if you're not in Southeast Asia and traditional ingredients are hard to find.Sweet, sour and not too spicy with hints of ginger and garlic. To shorten cooking time, reduce the sauce in a pan while frying the chicken in another.
For the glaze
- 3 tablespoons crushed lotus seeds (or use the more traditional roasted peanuts)
- sliced scallions
- Wipe the chicken fillets dry with paper towels. Pound to a uniform thickness of about a quarter inch (optionally, cut each fillet into two to three portions). Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.
- Dredge each piece of chicken in flour; shake off the excess. Dip in egg. Coat with panko. It's like making ebi furai so you can use the photos in the ebi furai as guide.
- In a small sauce pan, mix together all the ingredients for the glaze. Cook uncovered over medium heat to reduce. This should take about eight minutes.
- While the glaze reduces, heat enough cooking oil in a frying pan to reach a depth of at least two inches.
- Fry the breaded chicken fillets over medium heat until the bread crumbs are crisp and golden. Flip to cook both sides evenly. Don't forget to check the glaze to avoid scorching.
- Arrange the fried chicken fillets in a platter and drizzle the glaze over them. You may also opt to toss the chicken with the glaze to coat them evenly.
- Garnish with crushed lotus seeds (or peanuts for a more traditional touch) and sliced scallions before serving.