Spicy Fried Chicken [Spiced It Up!]

Fried Chicken

I have difficulty tagging this fried chicken it was neither Chinese nor Indian dish. The chicken was marinated with Chinese, Indian and spices from Middle East - za'atar spice! The blend of spices were in perfect harmony with each other, even little J loved this spicy fried chicken.

Fried Chicken

Ingredients (2 servings):
1 kg Chicken, chop into serving size
1 tsp salt
½ tsp Za'atar Spice
½ tsp Curry Powder
¼ tsp Chilli Powder
¼ tsp Ground Coriander Seed
¼ tsp Ground Black Pepper
Pinch of Chinese 5-spice Powder
½ tbsp Grated Ginger
½ tbsp Grated Garlic

Vegetable Oil for deep-fry
3-4 tbsp All-purpose Flour
1 sprig Curry Leaf


  1. Put chicken and marinade ingredients in a strong plastic bag then shake well till chicken pieces are coated with spices evenly. Keep them in the refrigerator for few hours or overnight.
  2. Coat chicken pieces with all-purpose flour and put aside for few minutes or till flour has absorbed moist from chicken.
  3. Heat oil in a deep pan for frying chicken, drop in chicken and curry leaves. Fry with medium heat till chicken is cooked, not too brown at this stage.
  4. Turn the heat up to high and continue to fry for another one to two minutes. By doing so, fried chicken will be less greasy.
  5. Transfer chicken to wire rack or a plate lined with paper towel to drain the excess oil.
    Serve warm.

Comments :

5 comments to “Spicy Fried Chicken [Spiced It Up!]”
Jess @ Bakericious said...

I love fried chicken wing, just craving for it yesterday and asked husband to buy from store. Yours looks so finger licking good!

Katerina said...

I love the spices you used in this chicken. This fusion of spices I am sure it added a lot to its taste.

dinewithleny said...

Wow this looks great. I love fried chicken. May I know where can I get the Za'atar spice? From Indian/Asian groceries?

lilyng said...

happy new year

Lydia said...

Try Middle East groceries shop.

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