Al-Baik Style Broast/Fried Chicken

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Serves 4-5

If you've had this amazing fried chicken either in Jeddah or Makkah or anywhere that has an Al-Baik fast-food chain, then am sure you could not possibly forget how fantastic it is. I tried many recipes but none came close, this one is the nearest to the real thing as I could get!! Fantastic crispy on the outside, yet moist and tender inside. This dish is most commonly served with Garlic Sauce.

Ingredients for Chicken Marinade
chicken, cut into 8-10 pieces
(with or without skin, up to you)
beaten egg
2 tbsp.
all-purpose/plain flour
2 tbsp.
corn flour
1 tsp.
ginger paste
1 tbsp.
garlic paste
1 tbsp.
soya sauce
1 tsp.
1 tbsp.
lemon juice
1 tsp.
red chilli powder
1 tsp.
cinnamon powder
1 tbsp.
salt to taste
1/2 tsp.
chinese salt
1/2 tsp.
black pepper powder
Other Ingredients
1/2 cup
all-purpose flour/plain flour
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
chilli powder

First, clean the chicken then prick the chicken pieces with a fork all over and marinate in the chicken marinade ingredients for 4 hours or prerably overnight.

Next, mix  1/2 a cup of flour with 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. chilli powder. Put these dry ingredients in a plastic bag.

Now, 2 pieces at a time, put the chicken in the flour bag and shake to make sure each piece is well coated with the flour. This helps give the chicken a perfect rough and crispy surface.

Heat oil on high, add the chicken pieces without crowding the pan. You can do them in 2-3 batches. Lower the heat and deep-fry each batch for about 15 minutes, making sure to turn the chicken pieces once or twice in the oil in order to get them golden on all sides.

Drain on kitchen towels and serve with fries and some Garlic Sauce!

Enjoy. :)



u wil make us fat my god its so tempting i feel like i wil break my diet

can we skip the paprika?

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Yes you can, use a bit of food colouring or red chilli powder or tandoori masala in it's place if you can.

is this the plain flour in whch we ll dip n thn fry in oil? Or the cornflour?

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Yes, plain flour.

Can I use Minced Bread Crumbs instead of Plain Flour for coating. I believe it makes it more crunchier

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Absolutely, although breadcrumbs tend to colour fast so the results may look darker. You could mix a handful or two of breadcrumbs in the flour mix for a nice result.

wuts chinese salt? do i really need to put that cuz its not available in my country

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It is also known as aginomoto. Leave it out, it will still taste awesome. I hardly ever include it in the recipe when I make this dish. :)

Chinese Salt is MSG (Monosodium sodium glutamate). It is a food additive and flavoer enhancer. It is used mainly in chinese dishes.

Hi Fauzia ji.i really like ur recipes n tried many time n was awasome result.neways have to ask about dis recipe in starting apne likha hai that cover wid cling film n put that in fridge.i didn't get ur point k chicken ko rakhna haiwid out any marination?plz reply soon.

Hey I got it now um going to try dis n inshallah soon I ll tell about the reviews :)

Please Fauzia, kindly explain the cling film thing. Don't understand it.

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Plastic wrap.

thank u soooo much fauzia, i was pregnant sum months back & all i wanted was albaiks broast...

lov the recipe ..can u tell abut diet related less fatening recipes plus i want to taste ur food lol tat was a joke

Tried this last night. Turned out really great! Used boneless chicken thighs instead of whole chicken, and turned out amazing.

Jazakalalah for the wonderful recipe.I made it sent some to my niece and she called to ask me when I am opening a shop.I already made it twice in Ramadaan.

Salam fauzia apa, I'm trying this today. I don't have cinna mon
Powder is it ok if i dun put in.
Another thing is can i fry one hour b4 iftaar n keep them
In oven for warm pls?

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W/Salaam, yes that is ok.

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Broasts are normally best served freshly fried but you can fry and freeze, just make sure to allow them to cool sufficiently and wrap them well. When ready to serve, let the come to room temperature then bake them in the oven to warm them up and get the crust crisp again.

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They are added to the marinade itself. Before frying the chicken is just dusted in the spiced flour. :) Thanks for the lovely feedback.

Hello Fauzia,

I have a question, the first 3 ingredients that you listed (1 beaten egg, 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour, 2 tbsp. corn flour), are they supposed to be included in the marinade mixture, or for breading the chicken. I have baked the chicken with skin on, not including the first 3 ingredients, and it tasted great. It was moist and juicy. Can't wait to try the fried version. Thanks Fauzia!

By chance came accross this page jus yesterday .... Subhanallah.... D foodie in me came alive...... Bcame a fan in a day..... Really amazing.... Downloaded so many gonna try them out soon....
May Allah bless u ......

like it very much ... good luck

Slms jst wntd to knw dat wen we eat this al baik chicken in saudi they inject the chicken with some sauce to make it unique. Nw hw do we get dat flavour iris it done the way u make it.jazakallahukhairun

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W/Salaam, my version is slightly different in method but the result will be great, try it.

Instead of Injecting Special sauce, Ms. Fauzia has suggested to "Prick the Chicken with a Fork" the open pores allowes the marinade spices gets inside and to keep it marinade overnight for best flavour.

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Have never tried that version of making the dish, sorry dear.

well I really would like to know your opinion how to get the injected hot spice into the chicknes, please let us know I am sure you have an idea because you are almost 80% close to the real thing, but needs to be juicier inside and the hot sauce dripping when taking a bite, Please let us know....

salam fauzia.

i want 2 know what is all purpose & self rising flour?


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W/Salaam, AP flour is the same as plain flour. SR flour has baking powder in it. 1 and a half tsp per cup of flour and a pinch of salt.

is it a must to use cinnamon powder.

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It gives a good flavour.

assalam alaikum.. I loved your recipie.. Must try it soon probably on weekend, but i just want to ask that. Isn't there any need to steam or slightly boil the chicken. will it be tender in just frying..

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W/Salaam, no need to pre-cook the chicken. If you follow the recipe exactly inshAllah you will have perfect moist results. :)

Deep fry on low fire. It takes time but definitely it will become so tender inside.

As salaam u alaikum,
I tried this recipe yesterday and it came out great! My husband and I loved it! My husband is really fond of fried chicken and since we live in The US, it's quite difficult to get good halal fried chicken here so I've tried a couple of recipes but this one is the best one for sure!


asw,i wanted to ask u which flour do we have to use to coat it before frying??is it maida or normal flour which is used to make chapatis??thanks in advance.

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W/Salaam, plain maida flour.

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Hi, have never tried it myself but sure you can go ahead and do that if you like. Do tell me how it turns out. :)

Hey fauzia I myself is a chef wat but not as bigg as urs but if we just grind all this ingrediemts a little and make them as a flowing sauce then we cud inject the chicken pieces and fry along wit little tomato sauce 1 tspn and 1 tspn red chilli sauce freshly made wat do u say

I made this last weekend and i loved the chicken...Thanks
I wasnt too keen on the garlic sauce though

Hi fauzi!,tried it 2day,!ut the top was kinda dry wen fried it.wt shld I do?.tnx

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Hi! How long did you fry the chicken for?

JazakiAllahu khair for this recipe. Turned out amazing Alhamdulillah!

Salam was wondering if you add both the flours in marinade too, also can I put chicken in oven after frying

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W/Salaam, the flours should not be added into the marinade please.

Salam alaykum..

May I know in which folder has this recipe been included in? It isn't in the 'chicken' folder. Had to use the search tool to find it.