Ghanaian Fried Chicken recipe with Ghana 5 Spice blend
Ghanaian fried Chicken is made by steaming the Chicken pieces in Ginger, Onion, Aniseed, Garlic and ones preferred seasoning.
After steaming the Chicken is fried till it browns. This is enjoyed with Jollof Rice or making of the classic Chicken stew (which will be my next recipe).
This recipe uses a different method and makes for a moist crispy fried Chicken.
1kg of dressed Chicken Drumsticks and Thighs marinated in 1 Lime or half a Lemon juice and 1 quartered Onion
1 large quartered Onion
1 tablespoonful of our Kelewele Seasoning (which includes the Ginger, Onion, Garlic & Aniseed)
1 tablespoonful of our Ghana 5 Spice blend which is woody, aromatic & sweet due to the inclusion of the Ghanaian Aidan Fruit & Calabash Nutmeg
200ml of your preferred oil for deep frying
Salt to taste
Prepare your Chicken or alternatively take the Chicken skins off.
Rub the Chicken pieces with Lime or Lemon juice and add 1 quartered Onion.
Mix everything together and marinate in the fridge for an hour or better still overnight.
When ready to cook, take the Chicken out of the refrigerator and bring it to room temperature (10-15 minutes)
Using a Kitchen paper towel wipe off any moisture and discard carefully
In your preferred non stick, deep saucepan or wok, add your preferred oil for frying and place on a medium to high heat.
Test the oil is hot by adding a slice of Ginger. Once the oil bubbles around the Ginger , which should take about 3-4 minutes your oil is ready.
Add your Salt to taste to the oil and carefully mix together till it’s well combined
Carefully add the Chicken pieces and Onion to your hot oil
Fry the Chicken pieces for 7 minutes on each side or until it’s golden brown
Add the Kelewele Seasoning after frying the Chicken for 14 minutes and remaining quartered Onion
Transfer the fried Chicken pieces into a colander and add the Ghana 5 Spice blend. Toss the Chicken till it’s coated in the Ghana 5 spice blend.
TIP ~ to check your chicken is done pierce it with a wooden skewer and the liquid should be clear
Serve with your favourite Jollof Rice or in my case make the classic Ghanaian Stew
Kindly share your feedback when you try this recipe.