Kataifi Chicken or What Ever!!!

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Kataifi chicken
Kataifi chicken

Sorry for the weird title friends. but it’s not my fault. My son challenged me to do that. I will tell you what happened.

Flashback:He is at a university far  away from home. Usually as in all business schools,sometimes the work load gets really hectic with too many deadlines to be met at the same time. During these times, meals are an option and sleep a luxury for all the students. Recently, when I called him, he was caught up in some work quite oblivious of the fact that the lunch time had passed by.

And like all worried mothers do , I told him, “What ever the work don’t skip your meals…whatever the assignments make sure you catch some sleep…whatever the schedule don’t forget to call me….

And with a laugh he said, “Mom!! You use so many whatevers in a breath you could almost put up a post titled ‘What Ever‘ “.

I said,with my mind still on the lunch he had missed,”Maybe, why not”

With an amused tone in his voice he said,”Ok Mom. I challenge you to do that”

And without thinking I accepted the challenge.

He dissuaded me.(I have to add here that this blog was conceptualized, designed and started by him for me)      “Mom!You are not serious,Are You? Think about all your friends and readers.What are they going to think about you..suppose they don’t read your post because of the title..”

With a mission in mind I said,”Don’t worry. I will take up the challenge. But the deal is that you are not skipping a meal from now”

In a little skeptical tone he said, “make it a week

I said,”Ok deal! You are not skipping a meal for a week if I write a post titled”whatever” “

Phew! What ever! That’s how this post was born. All my blogging friends must be laughing for sure. It sounds absurd but a challenge is a challenge and I have to complete it 😉  . Don’t you agree mommies 🙂

Today:This is a recipe for the delicious kataifi chicken I just made. You can make it with kataifi or vermicelli. What  Ever 😉   you have. It is very simple to make. The chicken strips are first marinated in basic spices. You can use the ones I used or Whatever 😉 fancies you. Then it is crumb coated with kataifi. as you all must be knowing Kataifi is  shredded phyllo pastry

kataifi dough
kataifi dough

If this is not available you can use thin roasted Vermicelli. The chicken strips are then deep fried. You can alternatively, brush them with some oil and bake them , What Ever 😉 you like. I like the fried version. It is much tastier. Crisp on the out side, juicy and tender inside.


Recipe: Kataifi or Vermicelli Chicken


What Ever you need for Marination:

  • 12 chicken strips from 3 chicken breasts
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp. vinegar

Mix the boneless chicken strips with the other ingredients and thread them each into pre soaked wooden skewers. Keep in fridge at least for 4 hours.Because we need the chicken to tenderize during marination. can’t fry them for a long time because the kataifi browns very fast.

Crumbing:

  • 1 cup flour or less
  • 2 eggs
  • 3-4 cups kataifi or vermicelli
  • Oil for deep frying

Dust the skewered strips with flour. dip in egg then in the kataifi. Keep in fridge at least for half an hour.

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Remove from fridge and deep fry. Take care . They should be golden brown or slightly red brown and not darker.

Serve with Schezuan chutney (store bought) as I did or with any other dip. WhatEver 😉  your kids like.Enjoy while I call my son….

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Kataifi or Vermicelli Chicken
Kataifi or Vermicelli Chicken

I am taking this yummy crispy starter to party with awesome Angie and her lovely co-hosts Nancy and  Tracy the Scratch it Cook. This week Angie had a pleasant surprise for all of us. We have an own party hall where we can feast , chat and literally let our hair loose. Come and join me to this amazing party where fun never stops….

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65 Comments Add yours

  1. story teller says:

    Love this!!! 😀 whatever though 😛

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      Haha 😉 I need all your likes for this one

      Liked by 1 person

      1. story teller says:

        Aapke liye a thousand times over! 🙂

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      2. skd says:

        Thank you thank you thank you ☺

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  2. andy1076 says:

    SO! when does the cookbook labelled “Recipes or whatever!” get released? 😉

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    1. skd says:

      Haha 🙂 whatever you think is the right time to

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      1. andy1076 says:

        No time like the present I’d say 😀

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      2. skd says:

        I wish I could soon….

        Liked by 1 person

      3. andy1076 says:

        Mmmm ebook? 🙂

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Whatever! He should’ve known better than to change you! Great recipe though. Can’t wait to try it.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      He did ☺Thats why settled for a “week” in the deal. Do try the recipe though. I am sure you will like it ☝

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  4. Haha! Whatever was the challenge! Food above all! Those vermicelli chicken pieces look so cryspy and yummy!!!!

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Bilna . Very true. It all started with food ☺

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  5. shalzzzzz says:

    Wow! This sure looks yummmm…..!!!!!!!!!! THanks for sharing the recipe. I’m surely gonna try it.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you shalzzz ☺please do let me know when you do

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      1. shalzzzzz says:

        Oh yes, definitely!

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  6. Dana Fashina says:

    A challenge is indeed a challenge and you completed this one admirably!
    Such a yummy meal too, lunch time is alllllllmost here 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear ☺ My son should be reading this 😊

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  7. Ha! It would take a heck of a lot more to keep your friends from following your but…whatever! How many times have we heard youngsters say this? This chicken sounds delicious with this marinade, and I love the crunch that the kataifi would give it.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Julie ☺. The crunchy coating and the juicy tender chicken inside are amazing. It needs some good amount of marinating time to keep it tender.

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  8. radhikasethi says:

    haha..such an interesting story dear but…whatever. 🙂 The chicken really looks delicious. 😀

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    1. skd says:

      Haha ☺True though. Had to make him not skip his meals. By hook or crook 😉
      Thanks for liking the recipe dear ☺

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  9. Loretta says:

    Oooo, this looks lovely, and with the vermicilli, I’m sure it gave it that extra crunch.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      Thanks Loretta. It was a welcome change from the regular crumb coat.

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  10. Haha! Love that you accepted the challenge! The chicken looks wonderful 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Sarah ☺ I had to. Couldn’t just sit worrying ☺

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  11. Wow ypu are awesome when it comes to writing.. Whatever u cook whatever u write is hit;-)

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Vidya. Thats extremely kind of you. Coming from someone with a huge fan following it is very overwhelming for me. I will cherish what you said forever 💕

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  12. Your son says:

    Fair play, Mom. But really, I wouldn’t be missing meals in the first place if I had this out of the world stuff to eat. Looks delicious. But yeah, “whatever”.

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    1. skd says:

      Oh my darling. Wish i could do that. Beam it up to where you are now. But still remember a deal is a deal. I played my part. Make sure you play yours 😍 💕

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  13. Lety C says:

    Delicious recipe and beautiful! Love your what ever post, I’ve been laughing and laughing!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      Haha 😊 Thanks Lety. I need all your likes for this post . You know why ; )

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  14. nitali04 says:

    Lol! Everything that mothers go through to make sure their kids do the right thing! Loved the post…Salute to all the moms!

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks for understanding dear. When the kids are small moms run around them and feed them with their hands but when they grow up we have to come up with weird ideas lol ☺

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  15. muthahar says:

    What ever it is you you have done right for your son now it’s his promise for not skipping meals whatever work he has

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      But the dude was smart enough to only fix it up for a week 😊

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  16. Lovely crispy and tasty recipe, skd 🙂 You are a super mama xx

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Linda ☺ Thats a real sweet thing to say. But I think all moms are super moms. Cheers to each one of us.

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  17. fouzia says:

    Wow! Great mom & great son…keep the love flowing 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      Thank you fouzia ☺I am sure every mom has a trick up her sleeve when it comes to her kids 💑I am sure you have too

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  18. The finished product looks amazing – and delicious. Good luck to your son.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you for your warm wishes Sir. Will pass them on.

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  19. You’re hilarious and your blog is beautiful or whatever! 😁 looking forward to reading more!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words 😊I have had fun browsing through your ‘charm’ing blog. Especially your photography is gorgeous.

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      1. Thank you so much! 😊😊 very nice to meet you or whatever 😂

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      2. skd says:

        Haha 😊 Same here

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  20. Nancy says:

    Ahhh…what we won’t do for our children. 🙂 He better follow through on his end…I’ll be awaiting the update! Too bad he can’t be at your table to enjoy this delicious chicken…at first I thought it was coconut and I was pleasantly surprised to see it wasn’t! Yummy!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Nancy ☺ It really tugs my heart when I make something new and couldn’t share with him. But he tells me his university mess (canteen) makes good food though not like home.I just told him that I have a friend who is awaiting the update and wants you to play his part of the deal 😊

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  21. LFFL says:

    I love the OR WHATEVER! Lol.

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    1. skd says:

      Haha 😊 Thanks

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  22. These must be so crunchy & delish!!

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  23. Tracy says:

    Hahahahaha I Love this!! Happy Fiesta Friday! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      Thank you Tracy 😀Happy FF to you too and a Happy hosting 👍

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  24. Very cute story and you won the challenge! Different way to coat chicken and I like it 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you 😊That was hard lol .
      But I guess the chicken quite made up for the ‘Whatever ‘ weirdness

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  25. fazal says:

    Dear SKD
    your concern of your son is very appreciable.
    When under pressure innovations are way to relieve you.We pray for success of your son to come out with bright colors.
    The pressure on student is a very good opprtunity to deal stress.It will be an asset
    so do not worry and keep talking positively

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks dad. We need your prayers.

      Like

  26. Hari Qhuang says:

    Vermicelli! I thought it was shredded coconut … or whatever looking like that! XD

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      Yeah Vermicelli or Kataifi .What ever you like. The crunch contributors ☺

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Hari Qhuang says:

        I’m definitely trying it! and the piri piri chicken too!

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      2. skd says:

        Oh please do! I am sure you will like them.

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  27. It looks both fun and delicious! Hugs. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much ☺

      Like

  28. singhcircle says:

    I love the “whatever” part!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      Haha 😀Thanks

      Liked by 1 person

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