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Ginger and lime fried chicken is an Asian twist on comfort food

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Lime and ginger give this crispy fried chicken a fantastic Asian twist

Fried chicken will always remain tops for any meal, but this time there's a surprising, aromatic twist of lime and ginger to give it an Asian touch.

Crispy fried chicken is always finger-lickin' good, but with this recipe, you will be even more surprised at the aromatic flavor the lime and ginger give. Eat as is, with ketchup, your favorite sauce or even soy sauce, with rice or potatoes. How ever you have it, it will always be that yummy, crispy fried chicken with a lovely Asian twist.

Lime and ginger give this crispy fried chicken a fantastic Asian twist

Ginger and lime breaded fried chicken recipe

Fried chicken is one of the most popular dishes loved worldwide, but this one has an aromatic edge reminiscent of Asian flavors because of the addition of lime and ginger.

Serves 4

Prep time: 10 minutes | Inactive time: 2-12 hours | Cook time: 20 minutes | Total time: 2-12 hours 30 minutes


  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 1 lime, zest and juice
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 egg
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Sunflower oil (or other kind of oil), for frying


  1. In a small bowl, mix the lime zest and juice, ginger, honey, soy sauce, salt and pepper. Adjust the taste if needed.
  2. In a container with a cover, place the chicken thighs side by side, and then pour the marinade on them. Coat the chicken well. Cover the container, and refrigerate overnight or at least 2 hours. If you can, turn the chicken over after a few hours.
  3. After marinating the chicken, discard the marinade.
  4. Prepare 2 bowls — 1 with the egg that is lightly whisked, and the other with the breadcrumbs.
  5. Dip the chicken into the egg, shake off the excess, and then dip it into the bowl of breadcrumbs. Coat well, and shake off the excess.
  6. In a saucepan over medium heat (or deep fryer) with abundant oil for frying, fry both sides of the chicken until golden brown and cooked through.

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