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Easy Spicy Fried Chicken

The chicken is rolled in a specially prepared mixture that includes a lot of herbs and spices then fried golden.
Course Meats, Side Dish
Cuisine Caribbean, creole
Keyword fried chicken, spicy fried chicken
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Elizabeth Lezama


  • 4 pounds chicken
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 packs Chief 11 herbs and Spices
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp, lemon pepper
  • Coconut oil for frying


  • Begin by washing thechicken properly with lime to remove the freshness and then cut it intosuitable pieces. Then, season with one pack of 11 herbs and spices, 1 teaspoonof paprika, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper and leave to marinate for 1 hour.
  • Next, in a large bowl, beat the eggs. In another bowl, combine the ½ pack of 11 herbs and spices(store away the remaining half-pack for another day). Add to the herbs and spices, 1 teaspoon of paprika, 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper and 1 teaspoon of lemon pepper. Then add the flour to the bowl of spices and combine well.
  • Dip each piece of chicken into the beaten egg and drag it through the flour mixture until well coated. Repeat this action once more.
  • Fill a large pot or a deep fryer half full with oil and heat to 350°F. Gently, place the chicken parts in and fry until dark and crisp. Note, the thighs and legs will take longer to cook – about 15 minutes – than the breast and wings, which will take about 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, and eat. We Trinis like our chicken HOT. Serve with some crispy potato fries and your favourite dips (ketchup and mustard).


This extension is for those who would prefer an oven-fried chicken version.
Just place the pieces of prepared chicken in a baking pan coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes, until no longer pink and the juices run clear.