Mexican Fried Chicken

"Fried chicken with a Mexican flair. I got this when I lived in California. It makes gooood chicken."
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Ready In:
12hrs 40mins




  • In a bowl combine sour cream, milk, chili peppers, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, cumin, salt, and black pepper.
  • Place chicken pieces in a bag and set in a shallow dish.
  • Pour sour cream mixture over chicken, seal bag.
  • Refrigerate overnight, turn bag occasionally.
  • Place flour in a shallow dish.
  • Remove chicken from sour cream mixture shaking off excess.
  • Discard remaining sour cream mixture.
  • Add chicken pieces to flour mixture, a few at a time, turning to coat.
  • Add oil to a 12-inch heavy skillet to a depth of 1/4 to 1/2 inch.
  • Heat over medium high heat until hot (350F) Reduce heat.
  • Carefully add chicken to the skillet. Cook uncovered, over medium heat about 40 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170 F for breast, 180F for thighs and drumsticks), turning occasionally to brown evenly.
  • Drain on paper towel.

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  1. Very good flavor. I would try double dipping next time, to make a thicker, crispier crust.
  2. DH just loved this! I thought it was really good. He loves fried chicken. You can really taste the marinated ingredients in this dish. Mine came out on the darker side. Maybe I cooked it on a higher temperature, I don't know but it sure came out juicy and crispy. Thanks for posting.
  3. I made this for dinner tonight. Last night my husband kept saying "What is the white stuff in that bag?" I don't know what to really say about it except that only at times could you really taste the marinade. I think that frying this kind of over powers the taste. I'm wondering if baking this would be more tasty. I might try this again but in the oven or by grilling it.
  4. Outstanding! Love this, really love this! I made this yesterday as instructed; sitting in the fridge overnight and turning occasionally. Perfect! This morning I quick fried these up and the taste was so yummy. I used chicken breast strips and they browned nicely. I packed several in Dennis' lunch with some blue cheese dressing. He has already tried them at work, called, and pronounced this a supreme success. Totally easy and yummy terrific! Thank you so much, Annacia!
  5. My family loved this!!!!!!!!!!! So tasty!!



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