Chicharrón de Pollo Recipe (Crispy Fried Chicken Bites)

Chicharrón de Pollo (Crispy Fried Chicken Bites): Flavorful and crispy, you can find it in any humble restaurant in the Dominican Republic. A must try.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Dominican, Latino
Keyword chicken chicharron, crispy fried chicken, fried chicken bites
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 292kcal
Author Clara Gonzalez


  • 2 lb [0.91 kg] of chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • A pinch of oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 2 cups of oil for frying
  • 2 limes cut into wedges


  • Remove meat from bones. Cut chicken into small pieces (about 2"). Leave the skin on the chicken.
  • Mix flour, salt, pepper, oregano, and garlic powder.
  • Coat the chicken strips with this mixture. Shake excess off.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan over medium heat.
  • Deep fry the chicken until it turns golden brown.
  • Put on a paper towel to drain excess oil.
  • Garnish with lime wedges and serve with tostones.


Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 717mg | Potassium: 410mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 6.5mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1.8mg