Irish Spice Bag

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 3 people
Fries, spicy fried chicken bites and vegetables, all tossed in a spicy salt and served up in a paper bag. 
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  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs

Buttermilk Marinade:

  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 Tbsp hot sauce

Spice Mix

  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • Freshly ground pepper

Flour dip:

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Spice Mix

To prepare:

  • Cooking oil for cooking chicken
  • 1 red pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion thinly sliced
  • Warm, crispy french fries cooked any way you like


  • Cut chicken thighs in to small pieces, discarding any fatty bits. In a medium bowl, stir together the buttermilk and hot sauce. Add chicken to marinade and let stand at least 20 minutes, or cover and refrigerate to marinate longer.
  • While chicken is marinating, make spice mix by combining all ingredients in a small bowl. Stir to combine well. Set aside.
  • Start your fries cooking.
  • In a large, flat dish, prepare the flour dip by combining the ingredients and stirring well to combine. Take a few pieces of the chicken from the marinade and toss in the flour dip. Return to the buttermilk marinade briefly and dip in the flour dip again. Place on a metal cooling rack, while you proceed to bread all the chicken pieces. When all the chicken has been breaded, heat a 1/2-inch or so of oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Fry the chicken, until golden on the underside, then flip over and fry on the other side. Cook until golden and cooked through. Remove all chicken to a plate.
  • Discard most of the oil from the skillet, leaving just a tiny bit. Return the skillet to the stove-top over medium-high heat. Add the peppers and onion and saute quickly until lightly browned and softened. Add sauteed vegetables to a large bowl. Add the warm chicken and cooked fries. Sprinkle with a generous amount of Spice Mix, to taste and toss well to coat.
  • Spoon in to paper bags to serve :)

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 569kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 219mg | Sodium: 2053mg | Potassium: 1181mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2580IU | Vitamin C: 57.2mg | Calcium: 306mg | Iron: 8.3mg