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Crispy Fried Chicken Recipe -by RoxyChowDown.com

Easy and Delicious Crispy Fried Chicken Recipe

This easy and delicious crispy chicken recipe is sure to please! You'll be amazed at how simple it is for you to make juicy, finger-licking 'pan-fried' fried chicken, with my step-by-step recipe.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American, Caribbean, International, Jamaican
Servings 10 pieces


  • 1 whole chicken cut up
  • 2-3 cups vegetable oil for deep frying
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper or white pepper
  • 2 tsp onion powder unsalted
  • 1 tsp garlic powder unsalted
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp thyme leaves dried
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp allspice powder ground


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder unsalted
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp curry powder

Wet mix

  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce optional
  • 1 tsp onion powder unsalted
  • 1 tsp garlic powder unsalted
  • ½ tsp salt


  • In a large bowl, cut the chicken into 10 - 12 pieces.
  • Rinse chicken in vinegar or lime water, then drain off excess liquid.
  • Season the chicken with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, thyme, basil, and allspice. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl (or food-safe bag), combine the 'dry-mix' - flour, corn starch, baking powder, onion powder, curry powder and salt. Mix well.
  • In another medium bowl prepare the 'wet-mix'. Add the eggs, milk, hot sauce, onion powder, garlic powder and salt, then use a large fork or whisk to lightly combine.
  • Start the coating process by placing the chicken into the wet mix first.
  • Working with one piece of chicken at a time, use tongs or a fork to place the chicken into the wet mix, then flip the chicken several times until it is completely coated.
  • Next, add each 'wet' piece of chicken, one at a time, to the dry-mix, then flip it around to coat it thoroughly.
  • Set aside the battered chicken on a large plate until the oil is adequately hot for frying.
  • Preheat cooking oil in the frying pan on high for about 3 - 4 minutes. The cooking oil is ready when tiny bubbles forms around lightly sprinkled flour.
  • Use tongs or a large fork to gently place each piece of chicken into the hot oil.
  • Starting with your chicken breasts, fry each side for approximately 3 - 4 minutes.
  • For the remaining pieces of chicken, fry for approximately 15 minutes, turning them every 5 minutes.
  • Poke each piece of chicken with a large metal fork to check ‘doneness’. When the juices from the chicken run clear, the chicken is ready to be removed from the oil.
  • Place each piece of chicken in a large plate or bowl lined with paper towel to absorb the excess oil.
  • Serve your delicious crispy fried chicken with your favourite side dish.
  • Bless up & enjoy it!
  • Please remember to come back to leave me a review and 5-Star rating when you've tried this recipe. Thanks in advance!
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