Matzo Fried Chicken

This Matzo Fried Chicken (MFC) is an amazing autumn twist on the standard roast chicken. Add this to your repertoire for when the Jewish holiday of Sukkot rolls around to keep things interesting. Serve this with a squeeze of lemon, a drizzle of honey, corn on the cob and a fresh kale avocado salad to keep everyone drooling.


1 whole chicken, divided into parts

canola oil, for frying

For the breading

1 1/2 cups matzo meal

1/2 cup potato starch

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon thyme

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

For the egg mixture

3 eggs

1/4 cup water

1/2 teaspoon salt


1. Add the matzo meal, the potato starch and all the spices to a bowl. Mix well.

2. Bring the oil to medium heat in a deep frying pan.

3. Add the eggs, water and salt to a separate, larger bowl. Mix well.

4. Add the chicken parts to the egg mixture and coat thoroughly.

5. Dip each piece of chicken in the matzo meal mixture then place carefully into the frying pan.

6. Cook until golden- by this point, the chicken will probably be cooked through, but it doesn’t hurt to check!