Caribbean Fried Chicken

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

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

2 eggs


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.




  1. June 1, 2015 / 8:38 am

    Now I can’t wait to try the KFC in Jamaica when I go next year. Seriously this looks so good and full of flavor!

  2. JehanP
    June 1, 2015 / 9:14 am

    Jocelyn I hope you do! It’s soo good!

  3. Mika
    June 1, 2015 / 2:32 pm

    It’s been a while since I’ve had Caribbean styled fried Chicken! The recipe sounds like Guyanese Church’s chicken. Will be trying this pretty soon. Thanks for sharing!

  4. JehanP
    June 3, 2015 / 12:24 pm

    Caribbean style fried chicken is the best! Enjoy Mika.

  5. Chandra
    June 3, 2015 / 6:23 pm

    Thanks Jehan, my chicken came out perfect – it was so delicious!

  6. JehanP
    June 3, 2015 / 7:26 pm

    Glad you enjoyed it Chandra!

  7. Terre Valerio
    June 4, 2015 / 11:08 pm

    What is green seasoning? Is it like oregano or basil?

  8. Hanna
    March 30, 2016 / 7:49 pm

    I made this last year. Loved it! Making it right now for dinner and wanted to double check recipe.
    Thanks a bunch for all your great recipes.

  9. Stephanie
    July 19, 2016 / 2:46 pm

    Making this today. Have everything ready just waiting for 530 to come around ?

  10. Stephanie
    July 19, 2016 / 8:38 pm

    Made this for dinner. A+++ My boys had 3 legs a piece. I made this with turmeric rice also. Perfect !!!

  11. JehanP
    August 16, 2016 / 4:29 pm

    Glad you enjoyed it Stephanie!

  12. Urmilla
    December 17, 2016 / 4:59 pm

    Your chinese chicken wad superb, please post fruit cake for christmas. Great job Jehan.:)