Jamaican Fried Chicken Recipe

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  • -4Servings+
  • 2:0 hPrep Time
  • 45 mCook Time
  • 2:45 hReady In
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Jamaican Fried Chicken is a national favorite. It is served for lunch and dinner and is considered a “treat” at Sunday dinner particularly.

2 pound(s) chicken pieces
1/4 cup(s) white vinegar – > View on Amazon
5 cup(s) water
2 stalk(s) escallion, chopped- > View on Amazon
1 medium onion, chopped- > View on Amazon
4 clove(s) garlic, chopped- > View on Amazon
1 1/2 teaspoon(s) scotch bonnet pepper, chopped- > View on Amazon
2 sprig(s) thyme– > View on Amazon
1/2 teaspoon(s) salt– > View on Amazon
1 tablespoon(s) all purpose seasoning– > View on Amazon
1 tablespoon(s) chicken seasoning– > View on Amazon
2 cup(s) vegetable oil– > View on Amazon
1/2 cup(s) flour– > View on Amazon
1 teaspoon(s) baking powder– > View on Amazon
1/2 teaspoon(s) black pepper– > View on Amazon
1 packet(s) pimento, ginger and garlic seasoning– > View on Amazon
1/4 teaspoon(s) salt– > View on Amazon


Step by step method

  • 1

    Clean chicken in a mixture of white vinegar and 4 cups water.

  • 2

    Blend the next eight ingredients with the remaining 1 cup water. Pour the marinade over the chicken, rub in and leave chicken to marinate for 2 hours or overnight.

  • 3

    Place chicken pieces along with the marinade in a heated heavy bottom skillet. Cover and simmer over medium heat for 30 minutes.

  • 4

    Combine flour, baking powder, black pepper, pimento, ginger and garlic Seasoning and salt in a bowl and mix well.

  • 5

    Remove skillet from flame; drain chicken pieces from the seasoned liquid and coat in the flour mixture.

  • 6

    Heat vegetable oil in a skillet and use to fry the coated chicken pieces until golden brown; drain on absorbent paper.

Tips & variations

  • Can be served with vegetables, potato salad, rice and peas, white rice or side of choice. Add a gravy or sauce for enhancement.

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