• Whole Fried Young Chicken with Salsa Verde

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    Whole Fried Young Chicken with Salsa Verde
    Prep: 30 min Cook: 20 min Servings: 2
    by Nate Appleman
    6 recipes
    Make sure you get very high quality game hens from your butcher for this dish. Serve with my Fried Brussels Sprouts and some pasta on the side.


    • 2 game hens or poussin, liberally salted for at least 24 hours
    • Salsa Verde:
    • 3 bunches parsely, roughly destemmed
    • 3oz capers (volume)
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • 3oz fine breadcrumbs (volume)
    • 24oz olive oil
    • Salt, TT


    1. Deep fry chickens @ 375 for 12 minutes. Serve with salsa verde and lemon wedges.
    2. In a blender, blend the garlic and capers with half of the olive oil until smooth. Pour mixture into a bowl. Blend the parsley with the other half of the oil, quickly, to avoid oxidation. Combine both mixtures with the breadcrumbs in the bowl. Salt to taste.

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    • Mihir Shah
      Mihir Shah
      Awesome!!! I fried in olive oil and would recommend that for others. You can reduce the quite a bit the amounts on the Salsa Verde - didn't need this much sauce for just two hens. I would suggest dividing by 2...

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