Adelaide Oval's famous plum chicken

Jill Dupleix
Keeping the cricket players happy; crumbed, fried chicken with plum dipping sauce.
Keeping the cricket players happy; crumbed, fried chicken with plum dipping sauce. Photo: Edwina Pickles
Difficulty
Easy
Dietary
Nut-free

Crumbed, fried chicken with a plum dipping sauce is a legend in its own lunchtime in Australian Test cricket circles. It's the most requested dish by Australian Test cricketers in the players' dining room at the Adelaide Oval.

Ingredients

1kg chicken tenderloins

200g plain flour

3 eggs

300ml milk or buttermilk

400g fine breadcrumbs or Japanese panko

1 tbsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley

1 tsp sea salt

100ml vegetable oil

100g plum sauce

Method

1. Remove any sinews from the chicken. Set out three bowls in order to coat the chicken. Place the flour in first. Whisk the eggs and milk together in the second. Mix the breadcrumbs, parsley and sea salt together in the third.

2. Coat each piece of chicken on all sides, first in the flour, then in the egg wash, then in the crumbs.

3. Heat the oil in a heavy-based fry pan and cook the chicken on both sides until golden and cooked through. Drain on paper towel, and serve with plum sauce for dipping.

 

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