Pineapple Fried Chicken is our newest addition to our Fried Chicken Recipes. This fried chicken variation is quite tender and has a nice collaboration of flavor from the chicken and marinade.
This Pineapple Fried Chicken recipe is simple. I started out by cutting a whole chicken into serving pieces. Each piece was washed with running water. I make sure to wash poultry products longer to avoid bacteria and contaminants. It is important to drain excess water and dry the chicken with a paper towel or a clean cloth after washing.
The marinade is made-up of crushed pineapple, lemon soda, soy sauce, some seasonings, and spices. I used canned pineapples, but you can always use fresh ones; in fact, fresh is better. Pineapple juice can always be used as a substitute for crushed pineapple. For better tasting pineapple fried chicken, make sure to marinate for at least 6 hours. I usually do it overnight to get the optimum effect.
Do you love fried chicken? You should definitely taste this delicious pineapple fried chicken.
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- 3 lbs. whole chicken, cut into serving pieces
- 1 20 oz. can crushed pineapple
- 1 cup lemon soda (Sprite or 7-Up)
- 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
- 3 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 cups cooking oil
- Additional salt and pepper for rubbing
- In a large container, combine crushed pineapple, lemon soda, soy sauce, 3 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. ground black pepper. Stir.
- Add the chicken pieces in the mixture. Marinate overnight. Make sure to place the container in the fridge while marinating.
- Combine the flour and garlic powder. Set aside.
- Separate the chicken from the marinade. Let excess liquid drip.
- Heat the cooking oil in a frying pan.
- Rub some salt and pepper over the chicken pieces and then dip each piece in the egg mixture. Dredge the egg coated chicken in the flour mixture.
- Fry each chicken piece in low to medium heat for about 8 to 12 minutes per side. You can add more time depending on the thickness of the chicken.
- Remove the cooked chicken pieces from the pan. Arrange in a plate lined with paper towels.
- Serve with your favorite dip. Share and enjoy!