Chicken Morsels Fried in Batter (Boccoicini di Pollo Pestellati) – Italian Recipe

These Italian chicken morsels fried in batter are so easy and simple to prepare but very delicious! A great lunch idea that requires only a few simple ingredients. Here is the recipe:

Servings 6-8

Ingredients:

  • 500 grams/1 lb 2 oz. skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 8 tablespoons plain flour
  • Vegetable oil, for deep-frying
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Salt and pepper
  • Coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, to garnish
  • Lemon wedges, to serve

 

Instructions:

  • Cut the chicken things into 4-cm/1 ½ -inch chunks. Mix the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and salt and pepper in a bowl. Add the chicken pieces and leave to marinate at room temperature for an hour, or overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Spread the flour on a plate and mix with a pinch of salt and plenty of pepper.
  • When ready to cook, remove the chicken pieces from the marinade and drain.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a deep-fat fryer or large saucepan to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4, or until a cube of bread browns in 30 seconds.
  • Roll the chicken in the seasoned flour and then in the beaten egg. Immediately drop into the hot oil a few pieces at a time, and deep-fry for about 5 minutes, until golden and crisp, turning occasionally with tongs.
  • Drain on crumpled kitchen paper. Place the chicken pieces in a warmed serving dish and sprinkle with parsley. Serve hot with sauce or thick wedges of lemon (if desired).

Buon Appetito!

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