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Mama’s Puerto Rican Chicken

My mom has a vast repertoire of recipes, and this extra-crispy, spiced-up chicken is the best one of the bunch. We love it served with a side of traditional red beans and rice. —Edwin Robles, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (about 4 pounds), cut up
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper, divided
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup butter

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Sprinkle chicken with cumin, oregano, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. In a shallow bowl, mix bread crumbs with remaining garlic powder, salt and pepper. Place flour and eggs in separate shallow bowls. Dip chicken pieces in flour to coat all sides; shake off excess. Dip in eggs, then in crumb mixture, patting to help coating adhere.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Stir in butter. Add chicken in batches; cook until golden brown, 2-3 minutes per side. Place chicken on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, until chicken is no longer pink, 30-35 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 421 calories, 20g fat (6g saturated fat), 152mg cholesterol, 507mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 38g protein.

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  • pajamaangel
    May 18, 2019

    No comment left

  • kredhead
    Mar 12, 2019

    Very good spice

  • esrunurse
    Jan 13, 2019

    Loved all of the seasonings. Followed the recipe to a tee. The recipe was easy to follow. Chicken was crispy on the outside, yet very moist. I will definitely make again.

  • jetluvs2cook
    Dec 12, 2018

    This was delicious!

  • Andrea
    May 28, 2018

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