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Crispy Pan-fried Chicken Thighs

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  • Crispy Pan-fried Chicken Thighs with Asian Potato Salad

    Crispy Pan-fried Chicken Thighs with Asian Potato Salad
    Courtesy of Ying Stoller


8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs

1 cups Ying's Kungpao Sauce, divided

cup cornstarch

1 cup vegetable oil

Asian Potato Salad

2 medium potatoes

1 small kohlrabi

1 small Honey Crisp or Granny Smith apple

2 fresh Thai chilis or red peppers, cut into thin strips

1 tablespoon chopped green onions

2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

1 tablespoon fish sauce

1 tablespoons brown sugar

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Salt to taste

2-3 tablespoons crushed roasted peanuts

For the chicken: Trim excess fat off chicken thighs, then rub them with cup Ying's Kungpao Sauce and place them in a zip-lock bag. Let them marinate for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.

Remove chicken from the bag and roll it in cornstarch on a plate to apply a thin coating. Gently pat off any excess starch.

Heat oil in a skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat, and pan fry chicken thighs 3 to 4 minutes each side or until they are done and turn golden brown. Allow chicken thighs to cool for 2 minutes.

Meanwhile in a sauce pan over medium heat, thin the remaining cup Ying's Kungpao Sauce with cup cold water. Stir until well blended, then remove from heat.

For the potato salad: Peel potatoes and kohlrabi. Cut apples, potatoes and kohlrabi into thin slices, then into thin strips. Soak potato strips in cold water.

Boil 3 cups water in a pot, blanch potatoes in hot water for 2 minutes or until potatoes turn translucent. Drain and rinse in cold water. Drain again and place potatoes in a serving bowl, add kohlrabi, apple, hot chilis, green onions and cilantro.

In a mixing bowl combine fish sauce, sugar, lime juice and salt. Drizzle over potato salad. Toss to mix.

To serve: Cut each chicken thigh into 3-4 to slices and place on a serving plate or platter. Drizzle the sauce over the chicken thighs. Serve a helping of salad on the side; garnish with crushed peanuts..

Serves four to six.

Ying Stoller, Ying's Kitchen

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