Trini style fried chicken

Main Dish
4 servings
2 hours
30 min
A delicious, crispy, hassel free fried chicken recipe. It is juicy and moist! Full of bold spicy flavors of Trinidad.
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Number of serving: 4
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 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)

Green Seasoning recipe:

1 stalk of green onions

1 habanero pepper

1 sprig of tarragon

2 sprigs of thyme

6 cloves of garlic

1 knob of ginger

Pulse all green seasoning ingredients together in a food processor.


  • Step 1 - Trini Style Fried Chicken
    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.
  • Step 2 - Trini Style Fried Chicken
    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.
  • Step 3 - Trini Style Fried Chicken
    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.
  • Step 4 - Trini Style Fried Chicken
    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.
  • Step 5 - Trini Style Fried Chicken
    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.
  • Step 6 - Trini Style Fried Chicken
    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.
  • Step 7 - Trini Style Fried Chicken


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