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Jamie's Favorite Fried Chicken

Jamie's Favorite Fried Chicken

Summer memories are made of recipes like Fried Chicken. Nothing says summer food quite like rolled up sleeves and crispy fried chicken. 

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  • 8Servings


  • 1 tablespoon freshly cracked black pepper1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder2 teaspoons onion powder

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder2 cups coconut milk
  • 2 egg whites
  • 6+ cups extra virgin olive oil, such as Colavita
  • 2 (3-4 pound) chickens cut into pieces and breasts cut in half


Line several sheet pans with brown paper bags. The bags will absorb excess oil.

  1. Whisk together pepper, salt, ginger, cumin, cinnamon, garlic powder, onion powder, flour, cornstarch and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together coconut milk and egg whites in a large mixing bowl. Add chicken pieces to bowl and toss to coat.
  3. Heat oil to 360°F.
  4. While oil is heating, shake off excess egg white mixture and add chicken pieces to dry mix. Thoroughly and heavily coat chicken with dry mix. Transfer coated pieces to a sheet pan to dry and form a crust.
  5. Fry chicken, a few pieces at a time, until browned and a thermometer registers 150°F. about 12-15 minutes.
  6. Transfer chicken to lined pan and sprinkle with salt.