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Chef Noel Cunningham Crispy Beer Batter Chicken Sandwich

“Imagine chicken breasts dipped in a rich beer batter (pause) then fried until golden and crispy (pause) then stacked between a warm, toasted bun (wait for it…) and topped with a creamy, coleslaw for an extra crunch and added sweetness. How does that make you feel?” Chef Noel Cunningham, Cuisine by Noel

2 chicken breasts (sliced in two)

Salt and pepper

1 egg

1/4 cup milk

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 tsp. paprika

Vegetable oil (for frying)

1 cup beer

4 burger buns (sliced in half)

1Tbsp. butter

For the Coleslaw:

1 small green cabbage (core and outer leaves removed; sliced thinly)

1/2 small red onion, sliced thinly

1/2 medium carrot, finely julienned

1/4 cup mayonnaise

2 tsp. sugar

Salt and pepper to taste

Rinse chicken breasts pieces and place in a medium bowl;  pat dry with a paper towel.

Season with paprika, salt and pepper. Whisk together egg and milk, pour over chicken and leave to marinate for 2 to 3 hours or overnight.

Make the batter: mix together flour, beer, salt, and pepper then dip chicken to coat. Place a medium frying pan filled with oil, over medium heat.

Add the chicken, and cook until golden brown, turning as needed The breast should be done in 5 to 8 minutes. Remove the chicken from the oil and place on paper towels to drain.

Make the coleslaw: add the cabbage, red onion,and carrot to a medium mixing bowl. Season with sugar, salt and pepper then add mayo and put to chill.

Assemble the sandwiches: spread butter on buns and toast in frying pan or in the oven until done. Add chicken breast then top with a spoonful of slaw and enjoy.

About the author

Chef Noel Cunningham

Chef Noel Cunningham, socially known as Chef Cunny, is the dynamic force behind his catering company, Cuisine by Noel and columnist at cooking sense magazine. His philosophy and passion are reflected in his move towards creating healthier cuisine along with showcasing Jamaican cuisine with a modern twist.

He recently appeared twice on CTV Winnipeg’s Morning Live, Kiss102.3fm, and was featured in the November 2015 and March 2016 issue of Jamaican Eats magazine. In the last 12 months, he was also featured in the Jamaica Gleaner, Jamaica Observer and the Jamaican magazine. If that isn’t enough, he has under his belt many television appearances on Jamaica’s CVM TV: Television Jamaica’s morning program Smile Jamaica, Entertainment Report, Intense, Nyammings cooking show and Talk Jamaica Online Radio.