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Mexican Fried Chicken



  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (2 1/2 to 3 pound) broiler-fryer chicken, cut up
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder


  1. Mash garlic and 1/2 teaspoon salt to a paste. Rub chicken with garlic mixture. Arrange chicken in shallow glass or plastic dish. Sprinkle with lime juice and onion. Cover and refrigerate, turning occasionally, at least 3 hours. Remove chicken from marinade; pat dry.
  2. Heat 1/4 inch oil in skillet until hot. Decrease heat to medium. Mix flour, 1 teaspoon salt and chili powder. Coat chicken with flour mixture. Place chicken in skillet skin sides down. Cover and cook 5 minutes.
  3. Uncover and cook 15 minutes.
  4. Turn chicken. Cover and cook 5 minutes longer.
  5. Uncover and cook until thickest pieces are done, 10 to 15 minutes; drain.

Yields 6 to 8 servings.


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