How frequently are you asked what’s your favourite food and you want to scream “Chicken and chips” at the top of your lungs. Oh well you are not alone. Instead of loving this meal why not learn how to make it yourself. It helps cut down on unnecessary expenses of having to get them at eateries every now and then.
A healthier version of fast food is chicken and chips. A piece of fried, roasted, or barbecued chicken served with French fries or Potato chips. In Nigeria, many people now consider it to be a delicacy. It is offered as dessert at events, eateries, and restaurants.
This recipe is a very fast and easy delicacy to prepare and also very nutritious.
Ingredients Needed for chicken and chips
Ingredients for the Chicken
All purpose Flour
Ground black pepper
Red Chili powder
Directions for chicken and chips preparation
Put the chicken in a bowl and thoroughly wash it with salt to get rid of sand and germs.
Cut the chicken into desired pieces, do not remove the skin.
After that, thoroughly mix with red chilli powder, salt, pepper, onions, and garlic, put aside to marinate very well for 1 hour.
Beat egg in a bowl and add milk.
Whisk very well.
Put the marinated chicken on fire and cook it until it is tender.
In another bowl, add flour,garlic powder,red chilli,bread crumbs and salt and mix together.
Bring down the chicken and place it in a sieve to drain the water.
Put the chicken in the flour mixture and allow it to coat the chicken.
Then dip the chicken in the whisked egg and coat again with the flour mixture.
Heat the oil in a deep fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees C).
Finally, add the chicken pieces to the hot oil and allow until it becomes brown. Remove, then drain through a sieve.
Ingredients for Chips (Irish potatoes)
Potatoes (about 2 pounds)
Oil for deep frying
If you have a Grater, you grate the potatoes but if you don’t then you should cut the potatoes into very thin slices.
Then, place in a large bowl; add water and salt.
Soak for 30 minutes. Drain the potatoes; then, place on a sieve and pat them dry.
In a small bowl, mix the garlic powder, salt and pepper; set aside.
Fry potatoes in batches until it is golden brown, stirring frequently.
Lastly, remove and allow draining on a sieve. Then, serve hot.
Ingredients For Salad
Cut the vegetables into desired shape and mix together.
Serve as dressing for chicken and chips.
Put ketchup by the side of the plate
How Best Can chicken and chips Be Enjoyed?
The finest way to eat this treat is with tomato sauce or ketchup. Some people prefer serving it alongside a salad or some leafy greens.
Chicken and chips: Is it a healthy meal?
From a personal perspective, eating chicken and chips once a week as long as it’s not the only thing you eat regularly is not going to do you any harm. Chicken and chips, however, contain a lot of calories.
How to Start a Chicken and Chips Business
Calculate Cost and Estimate Capital
Establishing startup costs will help with budget estimation and business capital estimation. Costs of the supplies and equipment that will be required to get the business up and running before even considering realizing profits until it becomes independent are needed. Capital estimation also includes determining whether a chef or additional help to help with the running of things will be necessary and how much they will be paid, as well as the cost of getting a space to start production. Likewise, figuring out the price of ancillary items like purchasing a food truck will assist in evaluating capital expenditures.
Depending on the size of the business, an investment of at least N800,000 is required for a chicken and chips operation. For a small operation, the aforementioned capital will be more than sufficient, and for a medium operation, a tight budget will be acceptable.Especially in light of the fact that the costs of these items fluctuate based on inflation, the demographics of the region where the company will have its headquarters, and other factors.
Learn How To Make Chicken and Chips
It is important that you learn how to make it , particularly if you can’t afford to hire a chef or cook to prepare it for your clients. You must figure out how to give this snack the flavour that would make it popular in the Nigerian market To make them stand out from the competition, you must also understand how to package (brand) your products.
Getting a Place
The accessibility of a location to clients should be taken into account when renting a space or setting up your business anywhere; as a result, you should think about the local demographics wherever your business will be located.
Equipment and Materials
Although this business does not require the use of a wide variety of complex equipment, the size of the equipment will depend on the size of the business, as the task must be completed successfully and efficiently regardless of scale.
The following equipment is required for this business:
Deep gas cooker
Microwave Utensils (Pots, Knives, Trays)
Advertise Your Chicken and Chips Business
You need to learn how to advertise your business in order to create awareness. Advertisements in a business like this should be taken seriously, especially if you’re relatively new to the business.
Different ways of advertising your chicken and chips business
Advertise online especially on your different social media platform