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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.
Prep Time1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Meats, Side Dish
Cuisine: Caribbean, creole
Keyword: fried chicken, spicy fried chicken
Servings: 6 people
Author: Elizabeth Lezama

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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).

Notes

Variation:
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.