1 hr 5 mins
Natives of Barbados (who call themselves Bajans) love this fried chicken with fiery spices. It is a version of "seasoning up" as it's called on many islands. You might even prefer to refrigerate the chicken with the spices for an hour or two, to let the flavors really take hold. From "Caribbean Cooking" by John DeMers.
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- 4 lbs whole chickens
- seasoning, mix (see below)
- vegetable oil, for deep-frying
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 3 1/2 cups unseasoned breadcrumbs
- 1Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
- 2Add chicken, then reduce heat, cover and simmer until chicken is tender, 30 to 40 minutes.
- 3Prepare Seasoning Mix.
- 4Drain chicken and pat it dry.
- 5Cool completely, then cut into 8 serving pieces.
- 6Cut a long, deep pocket in meaty part of each piece, filling each pocket with about 2 tablespoons of Seasoning Mix.
- 7Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large skillet to 375F (190C) or until a 1-inch bread cube turns golden brown in 50 seconds.
- 8On a large plate, combine flour, salt and pepper; coat chicken pieces, shaking off any excess flour.
- 9Dip pieces into beaten eggs, then roll them in bread crumbs to coat thoroughly.
- 10Fry in batches (without crowding) until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
- 11Drain on paper towels.
- 12Seasoning Mix:.
- 13Peel and coarsely chop onions.
- 14Place them with remaining ingredients in a blender or food processor fitted with the steel blade.
- 15Process 1 to 2 minutes, until fairly smooth. (This mixture can be spooned into a jar and refrigerated several weeks for use as needed.).
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Nutritional Facts for Bajan Fried Chicken
Serving Size: 1 (537 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 1195.1
- Calories from Fat 490
- Total Fat 54.4 g
- Saturated Fat 15.3 g
- Cholesterol 306.8 mg
- Sodium 933.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 101.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 6.8 g
- Sugars 9.8 g
- Protein 70.5 g
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