You can never go wrong with fried chicken and mashed potato with gravy! 

Some coleslaw as a side to feel guilt free, is completely optional; like your humour! 😛🤟🏻😂

It’s been a while I shared a 15 min meal! So I thought I’d share one of my favourites. This is a classic midweek meal for me. I will often do variations of this, using fish and making the mash using other veggies like peas or cauliflower or broccoli! 

And if you’re good at meal prep, this can be done under 15 mins! Yep too good to be true! Let’s get cooking 🤟🏻

To make meals fast from scratch, I used some shortcuts. Hope they’re able to help you as much as they do to me. 

•Firstly, wash and microwave the potatoes whole for 5 mins- much faster than boiling. Once done, cut them in half and scoop the flesh. Add milk and butter while stirring continuously to fluff them up. Season with salt and pepper and no one will ever know our secret! Promise! 

• for chicken, put the cutlets/pieces in a large bowl and season with onion powder, garlic powder, seasoning salt, paprika and 2 eggs! Make sure each piece is covered and coated. 

Now add 2 cups of pancake mix! Yes, you heard it right! Pancake mix and once it’s dredged, add water to form a thick coating and let rest till you whip up a fancy slaw! #smartcooking 

• for coleslaw, use store bought salad leave packet and turn it onto a Bowl. Add mayonnaise, salt and pepper, ketchup and sugar! Mix well and you’re done. 

• finally deep fry those chicken pieces we had prepared earlier. 

Don’t crowd the fry pan, 3 pieces at once is good! On medium flame, 8 minute in total and the crumb on the chicken is absolute delight! 

For gravy, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in pan and add flour and cook for a minute while stirring constantly! Gradually add 1 cup of milk and season with salt and pepper. Stir with a whisk and bring to a boil till desired consistency is achieved. Serve immediately! 

With few clever shortcuts and a bit of Mukti tasking, this crunchy crumbed chicken is Sensational and there’s no need for take out! 

I love getting new ideas for shortcuts for fast meals! What are your tips? I’d love to hear from you. 

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Jhilmil Bhansali · September 9, 2018 at 12:22 am

Under 15 minutes, that sounds a quick one every chicken lovers would love to try. The ingredients makes it quite intriguing

Shraddha Bhalla · September 9, 2018 at 5:44 am

Fried chicken is an all time favourite. But getting it right is not so easy. But your tips look really helpful, I’m sure the next attempt will be successful thanks to your article

Disha · September 9, 2018 at 5:57 am

Wow, under 15 minutes and a pancake mix? I have got to try this now for sure!

richa mina · September 9, 2018 at 7:11 am

i love the trick to boil potato fast in the microwave, and mashed potatoes recipe. thanks for sharing.

Deepalidhabu · September 9, 2018 at 8:57 am

This is made in 15 min that’s like wow ! I am sure the way it’s made it tastes amazing . Will try it , thanks for sharing

U K · September 9, 2018 at 6:17 pm

That is a real quick one especially since it is a fried one. We can also try the air-fry version of the same to make it healthier. 🙂


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