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Green Chile Fried Chicken
1 (8 ounce) container dairy sour cream
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 (2 to 3 pound) cut up broiler-fryer chicken, skinned if desired
1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
8 to 10 Hatch green chiles, roasted, peeled and diced
2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro
Bottled hot pepper sauce
2 tablespoons lime juice
Lime wedges (optional)
1 clove garlic, minced
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
In a bowl combined sour cream, milk, chile peppers, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, cumin, salt and black pepper.
Place chicken pieces in a bag and set in a shallow dish. Pour sour cream mixture over chicken; seal bag. Refrigerate overnight; turn bag occasionally.
Place flour in a shallow dish. Remove chicken from sour cream mixture.
Discard remaining sour cream mixture.
Add chicken pieces to flour mixture, a few at a time, turning to coat.
Add oil to a 12 inch heavy skillet to a depth of 1/4 to 1/2 inch. Heat over medium high until hot. Reduce heat.
Carefully add chicken to the skillet. cook, uncovered, over med. heat for about 40 minutes. Turn occasionally to brown evenly.
Can be served with hot pepper sauce and lime wedges.
Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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