This chicken has been a favourite in our house almost since the earth was cooling… 🙂 I had it once at a friend’s house and ever since have been making it at home. It’s sweet, a little spicy, gooey and crunchy all at the same time. Even people who aren’t so crazy about curry love this dish. It has always been my children’s favourite for many, many years.
Chicken pieces (for this one I made drumsticks)
Bread the chicken pieces, first in flour, then in egg and last in the crushed cornflakes and put in oven to bake at about 350 for 30-40 minutes. Then make the sauce.
- 1 Cup Lemon Juice (I generally just use the bottled stuff here)
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 2 Heaping Tablespoons of Curry Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Paprika
Mix all the sauce ingredients in a measuring cup and heat in the microwave just for about 20 seconds so that it warms up and the sugar dissolves. Reserve to pour over the chicken when it’s baked.
Once the chicken is just about done… You then pour the curry sauce over the chicken and bake for about another 10 minutes… watch it and don’t bake too much longer since the sugar in the sauce will burn if you bake too long. Bake it just long enough for the sauce to reduce a bit and get all sticky and gooey.
Enjoy… by the way… I will typically cover the pan with aluminum foil sine the sauce can get quite sticky and the odd time I baked a little long it’s become a bit of a pain to wash. It just makes life easier 🙂
Just as a side note… once everyone in the house has had this… be careful the next time you make it… my children have had a habit of coming around just as I’m pulling this out of the oven, they can’t wait… and they start scooping up the excess sauce with their fingers… it’s a finger-licken party for sure!