• 75g dried breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp hot smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • ½ tsp celery salt
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp plain flour, well seasoned
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 4 large skinless chicken thigh fillets, halved and excess fat removed
  • to serve oven french fries
  • to serve hot sauce


  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ red cabbage, finely shredded
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise


  • STEP 1

    To make the slaw, toss all the veg with the vinegar and lots of seasoning.

  • STEP 2

    Toss the breadcrumbs with the paprika, turmeric, garlic salt, celery salt and oregano in a shallow bowl. Put the flour and egg in 2 separate bowls.

  • STEP 3

    Dust the chicken in the flour, then the egg and then the spiced breadcrumbs. Put on a rack over a baking tray.

  • STEP 4

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Bake the chicken for 35-40 minutes or until crisp, golden and cooked through. Toss the mayo with the slaw and serve with the chicken, oven fries and hot sauce.


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