Fried Whole Chicken with Spicy Sauce

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Appears in
Hidden Kitchens of Sri Lanka

By Bree Hutchins

Published 2013

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This dish is impressive: a whole chicken is boiled, marinated in spices and deep-fried, then served with a spicy tomato sauce. The double cooking results in a really tender, flavoursome chicken. It’s a bit nerve-racking deep-frying a whole chicken, but it’s not as hard as it sounds, as long as you use a decent-sized wok and don’t fill it more than one-third with oil. Fareena served the chicken whole and we tore off pieces, adding it to the biryani as we ate. It was deliciou