Spanish Fried Chicken With Onions and Garlic Recipe

Close-up of Garlic and Onions in Wicker Basket
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  • 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 1 Chicken (4 Servings)
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Pieces of chicken are pan-fried in olive oil, then onions and garlic are added and cooked until caramelized. This is a rich dish, full of sweet onions and garlic, perfect to use for dipping rustic bread. This Spanish recipe is a family favorite that's easy enough for beginner cooks and teenage children to help with.

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. Remove all innards and cut the chicken into about 16 pieces. Remove extra fat and discard.
  2. Coarsely chop onions. Separate and peel all garlic cloves.
  3. Pour olive oil to 1/2-inch deep into a large heavy-bottom frying pan. Heat on medium. When the oil is hot, add chicken to pan and fry, turning over after about 10 minutes. Chicken takes about 20 minutes to cook.​
  4. When chicken is almost done, add chopped onions, whole garlic cloves, bay leaves, and peppercorns. Cook in the pan, stirring occasionally until onions and garlic are caramelized.
  1. Remove from heat and serve with rustic bread or homemade fried potatoes.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 867
Total Fat 74 g
Saturated Fat 13 g
Unsaturated Fat 48 g
Cholesterol 105 mg
Sodium 108 mg
Carbohydrates 15 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 35 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)