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The secret to this delicious, adobo-inspired fried chicken is a healthy heaping of citrus flavor.

Dominican Fried Chicken


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into chunks

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • Oil, for frying

  • Sliced white bread

  • Lime wedges, for serving

  • Adobo Seasoning Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • Juice of 2 limes


  1. Add all adobo ingredients into a small mixing bowl, combine well.

  2. Add the chicken chunks and adobo seasoning to a large ziplock bag, move chicken around so it's covered well with seasoning. Marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

  3. Meanwhile, whisk together flour and garlic powder, and season with salt and pepper in a large bowl or casserole dish.

  4. Remove chicken from ziplock bag, and drain excess marinade. Dredge through the flour mixture and dust off any excess.

  5. Heat 4 inches of oil in a Dutch oven or high-sided skillet. Fry chicken at 370°F until brown and crisp, about 8-10 minutes.

  6. Drain on slices of white bread. Serve with lime wedges.

Dominican Fried Chicken




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