One of the things on the top of my list when I visited Trinidad was to have their KFC. I’ve been hearing about it for years that you don’t go to Trinidad and not have KFC. I also heard that the KFC in Jamaica is very good. What’s so special about it? It’s all in the seasoning; in the Caribbean we rely on seasonings for flavor instead of fat (i.e. bacon). The fried chicken in Trinidad lived up to its reputation. It was the best fried chicken that I’ve had that wasn’t homemade.
That was my inspiration when making this fried chicken. I created a simple seasoning paste and let the chicken marinate in it for about an hour before frying it. I double dipped it to create an extra crispy coating..
Caribbean Fried Chicken
5 lbs chicken (I cut a whole chicken into 10 pieces)
2 tbsp green seasoning <–click for recipe
1 ½ tbsp Dijon mustard
3 tsp salt
1 ½ tsp black pepper
2 cup flour
1 cup of milk
Place cleaned chicken in a large bowl. In a small bowl mix green seasoning, Dijon mustard, 2 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper and 1 tsp oil; mix well then rub over chicken pieces making sure it is well covered. Set aside.
Place flour in a large plate, and then add 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon black pepper and mix to combine. In a medium bowl whisk together the eggs and milk.
Coat chicken in flour, making sure to shake off any excess then quickly dip egg in mixture. Allow the excess egg mixture to drip off chicken before adding back to the flour. Shake off excess. Repeat with each piece of chicken.
Place a heavy bottom pan over high heat with 2 inches deep canola oil. Once oil is hot, lower the heat to medium low. Now carefully add chicken pieces into oil and fry for 10 minutes per side until golden brown. Remove from heat and place on a plate lined with paper towel to drain the excess oil.