Chicken Cracklings (Caribbean Chicken Bites)

Chicken Cracklings (Caribbean Chicken Bites)

A Crunchy, Caribbean Chicken and Lime Favorite

Transport your family to the sunny Caribbean with these crunchy, garlicky chicken cracklings. Chicken and lime are the stars of this Caribbean favorite: Bite-sized morsels of chicken are marinated in a flavor-packed blend of lemon, lime, and olive oil, punched up with a dash of GOYA® Adobo All-Purpose Seasoning, and Sazón GOYA® with Coriander and Annatto. Cracklings are the Caribbean’s answer to buffalo chicken wings. Fried until crisp and golden, these lime chicken nuggets are a sure winner with both children and adults.

Serves 4

Prep time: 15 min.

Total time: 25 min., plus marinating time


3 lbs. chicken parts (legs, thighs and/or wings)

GOYA® Adobo All-Purpose Seasoning with Pepper

1-1/2 tsp. GOYA® Minced Garlic or 3 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup GOYA® Olive Oil

1 tbsp. GOYA® Vinegar

Juice of 1/2 lemon

Juice of 1/2 lime

1 packet Sazón GOYA® with Coriander and Annatto

GOYA® Corn Oil for frying

Lemon and lime wedges for garnish


1. Cut chicken parts into morsels, discard wing tips. Season well with adobo; mix remaining ingredients, except for corn oil, and pour over chicken. Marinate, covered, for several hours in the refrigerator.
2. Heat oil on medium high until hot, but not smoking. Fry a few chicken bits at a time until crisp and golden (8-10 minutes). Remove with slotted spoon, drain on paper towels and serve immediately with lemon or lime wedge.

Origin: Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic

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