Mexican Fried Chicken
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- broiler-fryer chicken (cut-up or 4 lg chicken breasts)
- (8 ounce) carton sour cream
- 1/4 c
- (4 ounce) can diced green chili peppers
- 2 tsp
- fresh cilantro
- 2 Tbsp
- lime juice
- garlic clove (or 1/2 tsp garlic powder)
- 1 tsp
- ground cumin
- 3/4 tsp
- 1/4 tsp
- black pepper
- 1 c
- all-purpose flour
- lime wedge's (optional)
1In a bowl combine sour cream, milk, chili peppers, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, cumin, salt, and black pepper.
2Place chicken pieces in a bag and set in a shallow dish. Pour sour cream mixture over chicken, seal bag.
3Refrigerate overnight, turn bag occasionally.
4Place flour in a shallow dish.
5Remove chicken from sour cream mixture shaking off excess.
6Discard sour cream mixture remaining in bag.
7Add chicken pieces to flour mixture, a few at a time, turning to coat.
8Add oil to a 12-inch heavy skillet to a depth of 1/4 to 1/2 inch. Heat over medium high heat until hot (350F) Reduce heat.
9Carefully add chicken to the skillet. Cook uncovered, over medium heat about 40 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170 F for breast, 180F for thighs and drumsticks), turning occasionally to brown evenly.
10Drain on paper towel.