Middle Eastern Style Fried Chicken

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 7 mins

From Saad Fayed, who doesn't love fried chicken, except for vegetarians of course. Fried chicken has become an American staple, especially for summer gatherings. In the Middle East, we eat fried chicken, too. Although prepared a little differently, it produces a taste like no other!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place chicken in a large pot and cover with water.
  2. Add onion, garlic, coriander, tumeric, salt and pepper and stir.
  3. Allow to simmer for 20-25 minutes.
  4. This process allows the chicken to absorb the spices.
  5. In a frying pan or deep fryer, bring vegetable oil to 350ºF degrees.
  6. Strain chicken from water and roll in flour.
  7. When oil is hot, fry chicken pieces until golden brown and done.
  8. Legs and thighs generally take about 15-20 minutes.
  9. Breasts take 7-10 minutes for strips.
  10. Cutlets, larger, thicker breast may take up to 15 minutes.
  11. Serve with a salad, rice, and olives.


Most Helpful

This was good tasting and pretty easy to put together. I used extra onion, a gluten free rice flour mix (1/2 cup tapioca starch to 1 cup white rice flour) I used sea salt to taste and also added additional sea salt sprinkled on top after it was fried nice and crispy with the skin on. For the oil I used canola instead of vegetable to be soy free. I served this on a bed of Recipe #418082 along with Recipe #387327 and Recipe #254171 without the bread to be gluten free. It was a delicious meal I would make again.

UmmBinat April 30, 2010

Excellent meal plan. Quick meal and delicious meal for picky eaters.

magikal4ever October 18, 2007

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