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Puerto Limon’s Roxy’s – Fried Chicken and Rice & Beans


Hands down the best fried chicken I have ever eaten was in Puerto Limon, Costa Rica. OMGoodness! Crunchy, juicy, and finger licking good. No wonder people in the Caribbean are so happy, they have some of the best food! In the downtown of Puerto Limon there is a little restaurant called Roxy’s. Serving typical Caribbean cuisine, the locals form a long line outside to get in for lunch. That is what attracted us. Out of many options, I chose the fried chicken, rice & beans, fried plantain, and a cool Fresca. About $7 bucks for the plate and well worth every bite.

Besides it being the best fried chicken, the rice & beans also are noteworthy. Not dry or over cooked. Neither was the coconut overwhelming. A perfect accompaniment to the chicken. Although I cannot master the exact dish, here are some pretty good easy recipes to follow:


Puerto Limon's Roxy's - Fried Chicken and Rice & Beans
Recipe type: Dinner
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Yields: 4 servings
Serve with salad and fried plantains
  • Fried Chicken:
  • 3 eggs
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 cup of hot sauce
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 tbsp of pepper
  • 2 tbsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp of salt
  • 2½ lbs of chicken pieces
  • Oil for frying
  • Caribbean Rice & Beans:
  • 1 can of red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 2 cups of rice
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ tsp of dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp of oil
  1. For the chicken: Heat oil to 350 F in a deep pot.
  2. Do not fill pot with more than ½ full of oil.
  3. Beat eggs with the water and add hot sauce to mixture.
  4. Put flour in a separate bowl.
  5. Season chicken with the pepper, garlic powder, and salt.
  6. Dip chicken pieces in the egg mixture then coat well with the flour.
  7. Fry the chicken in the oil until brown and crispy.
  8. Dark meat will cook for about 13 minutes and white meat 9 minutes.
  9. For the Rice & Beans: Add beans, coconut milk, and 3 cups of water in a large pot.
  10. Bring to boil and add the onion, garlic, thyme, bay leaf, and oil.
  11. Add the rice when it is all at a boil and stir for two minutes.
  12. Reduce heat to medium-low and cover.
  13. Cook for 30 minutes or until rice is tender and cooked through.


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