Smashed avocado with crispy chicken, pickled onions & tortillas
- Preparation and cooking time
- Plus marinating
- Serves 4
Spread chunky homemade guacamole on flatbreads, use this southern-style fried chicken recipe to create goujons and serve with sweet onion topping
For the onions
For the chicken
- STEP 1
Mix the chicken strips with the buttermilk and chill for about half a day.
- STEP 2
Mix all the onion ingredients, season with salt and set aside to marinate for at least 30 mins or up to half a day.
- STEP 3
Mix together the polenta or cornmeal, flour, sesame seeds, paprika, cayenne pepper, cinnamon and garlic salt on a plate. Heat 2cm sunflower oil in a deep frying pan (or slightly more in a big wok) until a cube of bread browns in 1 min. Lift the chicken from the buttermilk and drop into the flour mix, tossing to coat well. Add about 3 chicken strips at a time to the oil and fry, turning, until golden on all sides and just cooked through. Drain on kitchen paper while you fry the rest.
- STEP 4
Halve and stone each avocado, scrape out the flesh into a bowl with the lemon juice and some seasoning, and very roughly smash together with the back of a spoon. Spread over the warm tortillas or flatbreads, top with the crispy chicken, pickled onions and some coriander, and roll up to tuck in.