Kosher Fried Chicken: A Classic Eatery

Who doesn’t love fried chicken? Whether you’re hosting a summer BBQ or looking for a light lunch, this classic dish is a delightful pick. If you’re looking to shake up your ordinary recipe, one way to do it is by going Kosher with the fried poultry.

Throughout the Jewish diaspora, this dish has been beloved as a classic meal. With its heritage in mind, it’s clear to see why: the right mix of spices and herbs create a unique flavor that stands out from the usual recipes. Though many additions can be made here and there, the key to creating a classic is to refrain from overcooking and to ensure the center is still juicy.


For the Chicken

-2 pounds chicken tenders
-2 eggs
-1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
-Salt and pepper, to taste
-1/4 teaspoon paprika
-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
-2 tablespoons mashed potato flakes
-2 tablespoons vegetable oil

For the Batter

-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
-1 tablespoon cornstarch
-1 teaspoon garlic powder
-1 teaspoon onion powder
-1 teaspoon paprika
-1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
-1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
-1/4 teaspoon dried basil
-1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
-1 teaspoon kosher salt
-1/4 teaspoon white pepper


Step One: Prep

In a shallow bowl, combine eggs, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper, and paprika together and whisk until thoroughly combined. In a separate bowl, combine flour, mashed potato flakes, and salt and pepper.

Take the chicken tenders and completely submerge them in the egg mixture. Then, individually coat them in the flour mixture and set aside.

Step Two: Create the Batter

In another bowl, mix together the flour, cornstarch, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, dried thyme, dried oregano, dried basil, cayenne pepper, kosher salt, and white pepper.

Step Three: Fry

Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the chicken tenders. Fry for approximately 8-10 minutes, flipping midway through. Once both sides are golden brown, remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes.

Enjoy the final product alone, or with sides such as mashed potatoes and vegetables.


Kosher fried chicken is a delightful treat that exemplifies the culinary history of the Jewish diaspora. With the right ingredients and a careful eye, you too can make this classic meal. Enjoy!