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.