When I made the cajun spiced beef fajitas and tacos, I wanted to use the same cajun seasonings with fried chicken so I did. And I also said I was going to post it last week coz I served the fried chicken with the cheesy-garlic bread but that didn’t happen so here’s the delayed post. Make cajun spiced fried chicken this week instead and whenever you feel like it of course. Well, it depends how much you like dealing with deep frying, no?
|Cajun Spiced Fried Chicken|
- 6-8 chicken pieces
- 2 1/2 cups of flour
- 2 1/2 cups of oil
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- sprinkle of salt
- sprinkle of pepper
- In a small bowl, combine chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, dried basil, dried oregano, salt and pepper. Mix all of that together and set aside. Place your chicken pieces in a marinating bowl. Pour half of the cajun seasoning to coat the chicken pieces. Cover the bowl, store in the fridge to marinate for 30 minutes or an hour. Or longer, it’s up to you.
- After the marinating process, prepare the oil and the chicken. Heat up oil in a deep frying pan. Pour flour in a large ziploc bag. Add the remaining cajun seasoning, and mix everything together.
- Place 2 pieces of chicken to coat with the flour mixture. coat the chicken evenly, shake off excess flour then carefully place in the hot oil, skin-side down first. Repeat the process with 2 more pieces of chicken. Do this in batches coz you don’t want to overcrowd the ziploc bag and the pan.
- Once you have about 4 or 5 pieces of chicken in the pan, cover and cook for 10-12 minutes on each side. Covering the pan will cook the meat and skin evenly and will keep the skin crispy as well. Flip the chicken to cook the other side. This time, cover the pan but with a little bit of opening. Drain the excess grease in a strainer with bowl underneath.
- Serve with either mashed potatoes or cheesy-garlic bread, and corn on the side, either boiled in a cob or grilled with parmesan cheese or just in kernels form.