Saturday 11 October 2014

Island Chicken

This month's letter for Alphabakes isn't an easy one - i. Other than icing, not a huge amount springs to mind. I made Idaho potato cake last time the letter came up for Alphabakes in March 2013 - quite an original idea, I thought. This time I was at a bit of a loss, and hadn't unpacked any of my cookery books since moving house (though they now have their own bookcase in the kitchen which is a joy to behold!). I had a browse around on the internet and came across a dinnertime recipe called 'island chicken'. Which island though, I don't actually know!

This is quite a zingy recipe using vinegar (trust me, it works); the soy sauce makes me think the island in question might be somewhere in Asia but with other ingredients including paprika, celery salt, cloves and rosemary I don't really know. If anyone has a guess as to the origins of this recipe, please let me know!

As I was making it I was a little dubious about how it would taste but it was really nice and I would definitely class this dinner as a success.

I largely followed the recipe from the link above, but missed out the beaten eggs which you dip the chicken in before you breadcrumb it, as it was already wet enough from the marinade. I also didn't have any rosemary and didn't use the green pepper for the 'gravy'.

Also, I used chicken thigh fillets which are fairly small so the chicken didn't need anything like the hour in the oven that this recipe calls for; I think I had it in there for less than half that. I served it with vegetables and mashed potatoes.

The marinaded chicken

In breadcrumbs, about to go in the oven
making the sauce

and serve

I'm sending this to Alphabakes, the challenge I co-host with Ros of The More Than Occasional Baker, as the letter I have chosen this month is I.

s chicken pieces
1/2 cup vinegar or lemon juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1/2 teaspoon powdered clove
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon rosemary
2 eggs (beaten)
1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper - See more at:


  1. ha! I love this, reminds me of an old Victoria Wood sketch where a character looks at some dubious soup with the label 'Country Vegetable' and asks 'which Country? Taiwan...'... still, it looks rather good and a great 'i' if you ask me.

  2. Not sure which Island it's from but it sure looks good. Great AlphaBakes entry


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