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al baik chicken recipe

Al Baik Chicken Recipe

Al Baik chicken recipe that I tried at home and it turns out so well. I am a true lover of Al Baik chicken and attempted few times at home by applying different spices and methods this one was the winner so sharing it with all the foodies out there to try at home rather than standing in a long queue (just kidding).
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Course: Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: Arabic, Middle Eastern
Keyword: al baik chicken recipe
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Marination: 1 hour
Total Time: 30 minutes
Author: Hina


  • For Chicken Marinade
  • 6 Chicken Pieces
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Black Pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Paprika ½ teaspoon in chicken Marinade
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice – 1 Tsp
  • Grated Garlic Cloves – 2
  • 1 Egg – 1
  • For Chicken Coating
  • 2 teaspoon Corn Flour – 2 Tsp
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour Maida
  • ½ teaspoon Paprika – ½ Tsp
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • Oil For Deep Frying


  • Hammer chicken pieces.
  • Sprinkle salt, black pepper, and lemon juice and paprika powder on hammered chicken pieces.
  • Mix all the ingredients together.
  • Now in a mixing bowl, add an egg.
  • Spice egg with grated garlic, salt, and paprika.
  • Beat the egg to make a smooth paste.
  • Now add cornflour in egg and give it a good whisk.
  • Add chicken pieces in the egg mixture and mix well.
  • Now cover and marinate for 2 hours.
  • After 2 hours, coat chicken with All-purpose flour (Maida).
  • Deep fry chicken on high heat to get crispy chicken.



  • Take the thighs or breast pieces of chicken.
  • Hammering and pounding chicken can make it more tender and juicy from inside. 
  • Don't over-spice the chicken pieces.
  • Overnight marination is good!
  • For signature fried chicken texture, always fry chicken at high to medium flame. 
  • At low temperature, chicken can release water and will become soggy. 
  • Never cover chicken pieces right after frying.