Boring bird transformed

friedchicken1I am not a fan of chicken at all so everytime I’m faced with cooking the bird, I’m looking for new bold flavors to add to the bland meat.  Today I had 3 lbs of bone-in breast meat staring back at me on my kitchen counters.  I was contemplating throwing it back into the freezer and just pull out some beef, but I’ve been on a steakfest lately and realized it was time for something different.  So what to do with this darn chicken breast??  I decided to bread it and deep fry it…crispy fried chicken was today’s lunch.  I raided my spices and just keep adding until it just didn’t make sense anymore, I was determined to make fried chicken into something extraordinary.  I think I did it!   It was spicy, crispy and very aromatic, this bird was boring no more.

Crispy Fried Chicken

Seasoning Mix

2 tsp garlic powder

2 tsp onion powder

1 tsp dried mustard

2 tsp paparika

1/2 tsp cayanne pepper

2 tsp salt

3/4  tsp cinnamon


3 lbs chicken, cut up ( I used breast, but feel free to use your favorite pieces)

1 egg

1/4 cup milk

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs

3 cups canola oil ( adjust according to the size of your pot)


Mix all the ingredients of the dry rub in a small bowl set aside.  Mix flour and bread crumbs together in a plate and add 1 tbsp of dry rub, mix well.  Add remaining dry rub to chicken breast.  In a shallow bowl beat egg and milk and milk together.

On a medium fire heat about 2 inches of oil.  Dip chicken into egg mixture then into flour mixture.  Fry chicken 8 to 10 mins per side until golden brown.  Drain on paper towels.




  1. July 9, 2009 / 12:29 pm

    This was so goooooooooooooood! Had two large pieces. Now I’m stuffed.

  2. Great recipe. Question- I love using panko bread crumbs when I make fried chicken because of how crispy and delicious the fried chicken ends up being. Would you recommend me to use it for your recipe?

  3. JehanP
    July 10, 2009 / 8:12 am

    I’ve never used Panko bread crumbs but I don’t see why not…go for it!

  4. July 11, 2009 / 1:06 am

    I think this is the first time I’ve heard someone say that they don’t like chicken. Well except vegetarians of course! 🙂

  5. JehanP
    July 11, 2009 / 6:30 am

    I know, I know…people are always shocked when I say that. Eventhough I’m far from a vegetarian I’m more of a pork, beef and seafood fan.

  6. Terri
    July 16, 2009 / 6:42 am

    Yummy!! That looks good!!!

  7. christine
    March 19, 2012 / 2:33 pm

    Hi jehan do you have receipe for pot roast chicken and fried rice guyanese style thank you