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Offline Onions

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Chicken bite things
« on: September 26, 2019, 10:13 AM »
That video of Boaby's, the chow mein, chicken bits from Mozzas and then the curry reminded me of a time where I used a small box of KFC popcorn chicken to a chow mein and, actually, it was ****** brilliant. A really original 'new' taste to it, a twist if you will.

The question is, though: how well does that kind of thing--KFC in general, their boneless chicken particularly--freeze?  It would be handy to have a small stock ready to chuck into a dish at short notice.

Never tried it in a curry: was slightly put off by the (strong?) possibility of the sauce making the breadcrumb coating disappear leaving just small moody chicken pieces! :D

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Re: Chicken bite things
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2019, 06:08 AM »
I think I'm right in saying that both Lidl and Aldi sell frozen popcorn chicken which would probably fit your bill. Cheaper than KFC too!

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Re: Chicken bite things
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2019, 09:19 AM »
The question is, though: how well does that kind of thing--KFC in general, their boneless chicken particularly--freeze?  It would be handy to have a small stock ready to chuck into a dish at short notice.

Once upon a time I worked for a company that made the popcorn chicken for KFC (the process was a bit more special that the other breading/battering operations). Straight after processing, it freezes very well. But once it has been defrosted and reheated in a KFC outlet, subsequent freezing would cause a reduction in eating quality. Best to go for Naga's solution, or just make some yourself at home (that would be my choice as you get more control over the ingredients).

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Re: Chicken bite things
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2019, 07:45 AM »
What was the process, @jalfreziT?

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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2019, 12:05 PM »
I didn’t work on that particular project. But I remember it used different batter/breading machines than nuggets, kievs, goujons, etc.. The years (and a wish to forget much of the shitty food industry)  have clouded my memory.