Delicious Chicken over Fried Polenta

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Elmotoo

This is fast & fabulous! Created for RSC Lucky 13. If you can do portion control, this is 4-6 servings BUT it is so good that my family of 4 devoured the whole thing & wanted more. An example of a good recipe for firm polenta is Firm Polenta. Enjoy!

Top Review by rpgaymer

I love fusion recipes like these! The dish was great- I especially loved the sauce which was well-flavored and unique. It reminded me of curry, mole sauce, and Asian sauces all at the same time. The fried polenta was a nice change of pace from the usual brown rice or quinoa that I would normally use.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cool prepared polenta in a 9x13-inch baking dish & cut into 8 2-inch squares. Or slice store bought polenta into 1/2" slices.
  2. Combine cubed chicken, soy sauce, honey, cinnamon & ancho chili powder. Let marinate while you work on other steps.
  3. In heavy skillet, heat 2TB oil. Cook onions over medium low heat until dark brown. Season with salt & pepper.
  4. In another large pan, heat 1/4c oil over medium high heat until hot. Add as many polenta squares/slices as will fit comfortably. Cover to avoid splatter & let cook, checking after 5 minutes, until well browned & crispy. Turn over & repeat. Continue until all polenta is fried. Add more oil if necessary.
  5. When the onions are caramelized, add the marinating chicken along with the marinade. Cook on high heat until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Taste for seasoning; add salt & pepper if necessary.
  6. Serve chicken over fried polenta.

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