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1 whole chicken chopped into 8 pieces

1 table spoon Green Seasoning
2 tsp/ 2 drops of worcestershire sauce

2 tsp ketchup

Juice of 1 lime

1/3 cup of water

2 eggs

2 cups of italian bread crumbs

1 tsp chili powder

salt and black pepper to taste

approximatley 2 cups of canola/vegetable oil (amount depends on the size of frying pan)







Squeeze the juice of your lime over the chicken pieces. Wash with cold water and drain.

Season your chicken with the green seasoning, worcestershire sauce, ketchup, salt and black pepper. Set aside to marinate for 1 to 24 hours. The longer it marinates the better of course.

In a deep bottom pot layer your chicken pieces with the dark meat at the bottom and white pieces at the top. That is drumsticks, thighs, wings, then breast meat on top. Pour in your 1/4 cup of water. Set this on the stove on very low heat or on low simmer and cover tightly. This will help our chicken to steam and release its own juices. You can turn the chicken once while it is steaming just to rotate the meat. You will steam it for 25 minutes.

After 25 minutes the meat will be at least 90 percent cooked. Which is okay as we still have to fry it.

Time for frying. First we want to heat our oil to 350 degrees. You will need enough oil to cover the chicken pieces, but not over flow the put once the meat is in it.

I actually have a deep fryer…so it was very easy. First crack your two eggs into a medium bowl, add 1 tsp chili powder to the eggs and mix well. In a seperate larger bowl place your italian bread crumbs. I used italian bread curmbs because I love the little flecks of parsley in it.

Now time for our breading process. First dip the steamed chicken pieces one at a time into the egg batter, place in bowl with bread crumbs, make sure you get the bread crumbs all over the chicken. When oil is hot place chicken pieces into hot oil. You can fry at least 3 to 4 pieces at a time. Remember to not crowd your chicken while frying.

As soon as your chicken turns a nice golden brown color, which would be 5-7 minutes remove the chicken and drain on paper towels or grease proof paper. Repeat process untill all your chicken is fried.

I promise you will love this chicken. It will be super moist because of the steaming process. I served mine alongside fried rice and potato salad.

I love receiving feedback or comments. Enjoy!

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5 thoughts on “Trini Style Fried Chicken

  1. Henry

    Have certainly never tried the steaming before frying process before.

    So I’m understanding this right you don’t actually bring the 1/3 Water to boil before set to low heat on Chicken, your setting it to low heat from the start so it heats up gradually eventually reaching a point where the Chicken steams then for 25 mins?


    1. TastesSpicy Post author

      Nope you don’t need to bring the water to a boil before. You simply place the meat in the pot and add your 1/3 cup of water and set the cover on the pot. leave it to steam for about 20-30 mins. And then fry.


      1. henry

        Appreciate much the reply. Still a bit unclear. It still would take some time for the pot to warm up with the chicken and water in it to point of steaming. So i guess 20-25 mins time starts once the low heat is set then vs when it actually starts steaming? I might have to put a pot on stove just to see how long it takes to steam with that little water on low. Its a learning and understanding thing for me so it make sense.

        The first time i looked at the pictures above i think i know now what confused me reading it on my iPhone. Pictures 3-5 are rearranged a bit out of order. As i would guess pic 5 should be number 3 and the other two picks go one shot forward. Then looks like its in chronological order now looking at the post on my laptop.

        However, that Chicken looks to Die For! And I have to try that for sure. As well your blog is very well done, written, as well the link thru to the recipes are quite interesting almost seem like a different post in itself. The pictures are amazing enough that you want to eat the food off the screen. And i guess thats part of the point as well if the pictures can make you that desiring of the food. And awesome looking food blog with a very clean look and presentation. Just like a good dish.


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