Garlic Fried Chicken

Dry rubbed with garlic and drizzled with garlic oil makes Garlic Fried Chicken a hit with all garlic lovers. It’s crispy, succulent and perfectly garlicky. 

If you are a garlic lover, you are going to fall head over heels in love with this Garlic Fried Chicken.

Winner. Winner. Chicken. Dinner. That is exactly what your family will say when you make this for them. Garlic crispy goodness on the outside, tender and succulent meat on the inside. And the whole finger lickin’ good thing totally applies here because you don’t want to waste any of the delicious garlic oil that is poured over the top.

Dry rubbed with garlic and drizzled with garlic oil makes Garlic Fried Chicken a hit with all garlic lovers. It's crispy, succulent and perfectly garlicky. 

In my ever lasting quest to find amazing fried chicken recipes, I am always looking for different techniques. I read about a new fried chicken cooking technique a few weeks ago. The technique involves actually covering the chicken while it’s frying. This intrigued me because one of the hardest things about making fried chicken is getting the outside nice, brown and crispy while not undercooking the chicken.

Dry rubbed with garlic and drizzled with garlic oil makes Garlic Fried Chicken a hit with all garlic lovers. It's crispy, succulent and perfectly garlicky. 

 

I was happy with the way that this chicken turned out. Actually really happy. Not only was the chicken perfectly cooked, the clean up was a lot easier too because cooking the chicken covered for the the majority of the time keeps the splatter to a minimum.

You could use this this technique with any flavor of fried chicken I’m sure but I chose, because I’m kind of obsessed, to use garlic as the main seasoning in this dish. The chicken is simply coated with a dry rub of salt, pepper, paprika and granulated garlic and marinated for at least 4 hours. The longer the better. Finally when you’re ready to cook you simply dredge the chicken in flour. That’s it. No wet batter. No egg/milk wash. Just flour. And then fry until perfection.

Dry rubbed with garlic and drizzled with garlic oil makes Garlic Fried Chicken a hit with all garlic lovers. It's crispy, succulent and perfectly garlicky. 

But the deliciousness does not stop there my friends. No, not at all. After you fry the chicken, you saute garlic in olive oil with a little parsley, just until the garlic is fragrant, and then pour that over the plate of freshly fried chicken.

Drooling is totally acceptable.

Dry rubbed with garlic and drizzled with garlic oil makes Garlic Fried Chicken a hit with all garlic lovers. It's crispy, succulent and perfectly garlicky. 

And don’t forget no fried chicken meal is complete without mashed potatoes. I also serve green beans with it too.

Dry rubbed with garlic and drizzled with garlic oil makes Garlic Fried Chicken a hit with all garlic lovers. It's crispy, succulent and perfectly garlicky. 

Garlic Fried Chicken Recipe

Serves 4 - 6 Prep Time: Cook Time:
5(7)

Fried Chicken Ingredients:

  • 10 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic (garlic powder is OK to substitute)
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • Oil for frying

Garlic Oil Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

1

Pat the chicken dry.

2

Combine salt, pepper, paprika and granulated garlic together in a bowl. Rub over the chicken. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, over night would be best.

3

Dredge the chicken in the flour, coat well. Transfer to a plate and allow to set for 15 minutes.

4

Cover a baking sheet with paper towels and place a cooling rack over the top.

5

Turn oven to warm.

6

Heat 1 inch of oil in a 12 inch skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot lay 5 pieces of chicken in the oil, skin side down, and cover for 6 - 7 minutes or until browned. Turn the chicken and cook another 6 - 7 minutes. Remove the lid and cook an additional 2 minutes or until it is golden brown. Use tongs or a slotted spoon to transfer the chicken to the prepared cooling rack. Sprinkle with salt. Place in the warmed oven to keep warm while you cook the remaining chicken. After the rest of the chicken has cooked transfer to cooling rack, sprinkle with salt and keep warm in the oven while you make the garlic oil.

7

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook just until garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat and add in parsley.

8

Transfer chicken to a serving platter and drizzle garlic oil over the top. Serve hot.

Notes

Enjoy!

Leave a Comment

  • Reply
    Valerie Stevens
    June 11, 2018 at 8:25 am

    Can this be done with white meat also?

    • Reply
      Deseree
      June 11, 2018 at 3:16 pm

      Sure! You’ll need to adjust the cooking time though since chicken breasts are larger.

  • Reply
    Roxie
    May 26, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Could the chicken be fried in a deep fryer? I was thinking 350 for 6-7 minutes total cooking time.

    • Reply
      Deseree
      May 26, 2018 at 8:54 pm

      Absolutely! I don’t have a deep fryer so I can’t be sure about specific timing but you could cook this like any other fried chicken :)

  • Reply
    Lilo
    March 22, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    OMG amazing dish! Thanks so much for sharing! I used cilantro, since I didn’t have parsley. Keep on sharing! :)

    • Reply
      Deseree
      March 22, 2018 at 12:42 pm

      You are so welcome! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed it and the cilantro sounds like a great substitution!

  • Reply
    Martha
    March 6, 2018 at 11:38 am

    This chicken looks delicious! Do you have any idea how one might make it in an Airfryer? Maybe??? If not, no problem. I can try to figure it out myself. I received an Airfryer for Christmas, along with an Instant Pot, and it’s been so much fun learning new, quicker and easier (and healthier!) ways of cooking.

    • Reply
      Deseree
      March 6, 2018 at 7:13 pm

      You know, I am not sure how you could do this in an air fryer only because I have never used one. I really want to try one! I do LOVE my instant pot though. I’ve posted a couple recipes using that and am testing one for Instant Pot Chicken Adobo tomorrow! Look for that one soon :)

  • Reply
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet
    March 4, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Seriously craving this delicious looking chicken right now! My family wil love it!

  • Reply
    Catherine Frumkin
    March 4, 2018 at 9:25 am

    Wonder if I could bake it instead. Much healthier.

    • Reply
      Deseree
      March 4, 2018 at 2:48 pm

      Hi Catherine!
      You could certainly try to bake them. I would put a cooling rack on top of a baking sheet then put the coated chicken on top of that. By using the cooling rack, you can create some air circulation around the chicken while it’s cooking. I would then drizzle the chicken with avocado (or another high heat oil) and bake at 375 until golden brown and cooked through. You could then drizzle with the garlic oil. It might not be as crispy as fried, but I’m sure it will taste yummy too!

  • Reply
    Sandra | A Dash of Sanity
    March 3, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    My kids will surely love this! I can’t wait to try it!

  • Reply
    Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    March 1, 2018 at 9:18 am

    Oh, man! That garlic! This looks super delicious — winner, winner, for sure!

  • Reply
    Jen
    March 1, 2018 at 5:30 am

    My husband is obsessed with fried chicken so this is definite going on the menu for next week!

  • Reply
    Sabrina
    March 1, 2018 at 5:29 am

    These look perfectly crispy and flavorful!

  • Reply
    Michael Garcia
    February 28, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    Omg I am going to make the garlic oil for my fried chicken! I will be trying this out on Friday! Thanks a bunch 😊

  • Reply
    Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet
    February 28, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    That looks soooo perfectly crispy, yum!

  • Reply
    Jacque Hastert
    February 28, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    This fried chicken I could dig into daily!

  • Reply
    Kurtiesa
    January 17, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    Can I use any type of parsley

  • Reply
    CC
    August 15, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    I made it for my mom and dad and it turned out absolutely delicious! I made a few changes like using brown rice flour instead of wheat flour (I’m gluten intolerant so it was a needed change) and I could only marinate it for an hour and 15 minutes. It still ended up being amazing! My family is a big fan of garlic so it was perfect for us :)

  • Reply
    Beth B
    September 9, 2014 at 7:31 am

    My husband would be so happy if this was served for dinner! Love the flavors together friend!

  • Reply
    ItsJoelen
    September 8, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    This looks so good and easy too! I actually defrosted some chicken legs to make a thai peanut curry dish for dinner tomorrow, but it looks like I may have to change meal plans to give this a try! Thank you!