Jamaican Fried Chicken

Katie Says

Makes 4-6 servings – Crunchy and moist…this is delicious fried chicken!


  • 2 2½ to 3 pound fryers, cut in eighths -OR- 4-6 skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup dark Jamaican rum (regular or spiced)
  • 3 tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup dark soy sauce
  • 1 egg white
  • ½ teaspoon minced ginger
  • Flour for breading
  • Peanut or vegetable oil for frying
  • Shortening (optional)


  1. Wipe the chicken pieces with a clean damp towel and place them in a deep, glass mixing bowl.
  2. Combine the rum, oil, soy sauce, egg white and ginger and pour over the chicken.
  3. Cover loosely and marinate for at least 2 hours, turning pieces once or twice. 
  4. Drain each piece momentarily.  Roll in flour and shake off excess.  
  5. Fry in about 1inch hot oil (with a little shortening added) until the chicken is tender and nicely brown on all sides.
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