Tangy Marinated Fried Chicken

  • Active Time 20m
  • Total Time 8h 55m

Makes 4 servings

Resist the temptation to save a few calories and leave the skin on this chicken. It crisps up nicely and turns a beautiful brown for a lovely presentation.


  • For Marinade:
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or cooking oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • For Chicken:
  • 2-2 1/2 pounds meaty chicken pieces (breasts, thighs, and drumsticks)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or cooking oil


FOR MARINADE: Use a mortar and pestle or a bowl and wooden spoon to mash the garlic with the salt until a paste is formed. In a small bowl, combine the garlic-salt mixture, lime juice, oil, water, cumin, turmeric and pepper.

FOR CHICKEN: Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Pour the marinade into a plastic bag; add the chicken. Seal the bag and turn to coat the chicken with marinade. Marinate in the refrigerator for 8-24 hours, turning bag occasionally. Drain the chicken and discard the marinade. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels.

Place the flour in a clean plastic bag. Add the chicken, 2 or 3 pieces at a time; shake the bag to coat the chicken with flour. In a large ovenproof skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil. Add the chicken and cook, uncovered, over medium-low heat for 10-15 minutes, turning to brown evenly. Spoon off the fat. Transfer the skillet to a preheated 375 degrees F oven. Bake, uncovered, for 30-35 minutes, or till the chicken is tender and no pink remains.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Owen. All rights reserved.

RecID 610

nutrition information per serving

370 calories; 12g total fat; 132mg cholesterol; 440mg sodium; 9g carbohydrates; 0g fiber; 54g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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