Chipotle Popcorn Chicken

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  1. scrantic

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    So I'm in love with Chipotle Peppers in Adobo sauce at the moment. So much so I've been on the hunt for some more recipes to use them in. This one caught my eye for something different that I wouldn't normally cook at home.

    Ingredients
    2 chicken breasts
    1 cup buttermilk
    1/2 cup canned chipotles in adobo sauce, pureed
    2 cups flour
    Salt and pepper


    Directions:
    • Cut chicken breasts into bite sized cubes.
    • Place in mixing bowl and cover with buttermilk and pureed chipotle chilis.
    • Cover and refrigerate overnight. Once the chicken has had time to sit in buttermilk, coat the chicken in seasoned flour and fry.
    • Once cooked drain on paper towel, season with salt & Pepper.

    http://www.foodrepublic.com/2012/09/04/chipotle-popcorn-chicken-recipe
     
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    Marinating as I type will cook up tomorrow night

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    Looks good, interesting to see how it turns out. It's basically a spanish style chicken tikka :)
     
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    Wow nice! I love popcorn chicken :D
     
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    Will report back tonight. Going to try and create a Chipotle BBQ Sauce & Chipotle Mayo for Dipping.
     
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    where do you get the chipotle in adobo sauce from?
     
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    I got this from a local specialty grocer called Leo's but you can get it from USA foods or other online Mexican grocers.

    You can buy regular chipotle chillies in adobo sauce and purée them.
     
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    OMFG these are awesome, buttermilk and flour have turned out really crispy slightly spicy the dipping sauces are awesome

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    How did you make these?
     
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    Cheated big time.

    Kewpie mayo + leftover Chipotle Sauce
    BBQ was Sweet Baby Rays with Leftover Chipotle Sauce

    Both were awesome.
     
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    I think this could be amazing using wings instead.
     
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    Correct will give that a go next time
     
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    +1 for homemade hot wings, but will defo give the popcorn chicken a try after having some success with sbm's Chicken Karaage recently. :thumbup:

    This reminds me... I've run out of Chipotle hot sauce!
    Would love to get my hands on some locally grown and smoked peppers to make my own sauce or recipes.

    Does anyone know, is "Chipotle" generic terminology for any smoked pepper or only a specific strain?
    I'm pretty sure I read that it usually refers to smoked Jalapenos?
     
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    Nice simple recipe :thumbup: I added sichuan and pink (Schinus) peppers as an experiment. I think it worked.


    I don't think it can refer to any smoked pepper, because there are a lot of smoked peppers that I never see referred to as chipotle; e.g. ancho is sometimes smoked. I think you're right in that the term chipotle is reserved for smoked jalepenos.

    Chili Mojo has some hard to find chilli-related stuff, and Herbie's has just about everything (Herbie's has very good quality spices IMO; the spices taste much, much, much better than other "brands" of spice. They cost a little bit more but the taste is worth it. E.g. the sichuan pepper I referred to above you can find in any Asian store BUT it's a horrible, bitter, yucky thing suitable for the rubbish bin... buy it from Herbie's and just the aroma is 1000x times better and we haven't even got to taste yet! No, I don't work for them, just thought it might be good to share my experience)
     
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    Thanks for the share, I hadn't heard about Herbie's and they're reasonably close by.
    Will definitely check them out, their spice kits and recipes look good. :thumbup:
     
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    chicken marinating now, cheers for recipe
     
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    Cool, Let us know how it turns out.
     
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    definitely needs the full overnight soak.

    just went with 4 hour soak time due to the fact that i didnt have that much time after going impulsive must have popcorn chicken shopping

    bright side is that if you only soak chicken for 4 hours you end up with a spice level friendly to those who don't do spicy.
    still had the taste but the spice wasn't up to my standards (due to time running out)


    will try again in the future when i have more prep time and experience is full glory
     
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    So I discovered this afternoon that my local Harris Farm stocks "Goya" brand chipotles in adobo sauce. :D:D

    Chicken is marinading now, I will probably end up like Azuras with a milder version cos I'm cooking it tonight... can't wait til tomorrow. :lol:
    Not a deal breaker for me, the chipotles have a pretty decent kick to them and I pureed a whole can into the marinade.
    I'm loving pepper sauces and chiles at the moment, but not to the extent that I want my mouth to be on fire for hours. :)

    Forgot to reserve any adobo sauce for making dipping stuff, derp...
    Think I'll do a spicy BBQ and mayo like scrantic, but made with some chipotle hot sauce and maybe a dash of mustard.
    A fresh salsa could be a go too.

    EDIT: I'm making this with a kilo of chicken thighs so will probably only cook half of it tonight and see how the flavour develops with the rest of it over the weekend.
    I tend to prefer thigh meat for fried stuff as it retains moisture better than breast.
    Will try and snap a few of my usual crap quality phone pics as I go:


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    These are the peppers I used:


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    Last edited: Oct 25, 2013
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    Are you guys deep frying? Shallow frying?

    Keen to give this a crack, looks like the kind of food that I love haha.

    I'm due to order another 4 cans of chipotles soon as well, love the stuff.
     

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