Chicken Fried Lobster

Rating: 4.60
By Dave
September 23, 2021

A lobster tail is terrific by itself. But a chicken fried lobster tail is over the top delicious. Think fried chicken, but with lobster. Yeah, it’s that good.

Why Use Lobster?

Well, why not? Chicken fried anything tastes great. Why not take the best the sea has to offer and make chicken fried lobster? You have never had lobster like this before. Try it.

How to Prepare Chicken Fried Lobster

Cut the underside of the lobster with kitchen sheers and pull back the membrane. Gently free the tail meat from the shell and separate it from the bottom of the shell.

Removing Lobster Tail Meat
Removing Lobster Tail Meat
Lobster Tail Meat
Lobster Tail Meat

Prepare the batter wet and dry ingredients and dredge the lobster tail in the dry batter, then the wet batter, then the dry batter again.

Chicken Fried Batter on Lobster Tail
Chicken Fried Batter on Lobster Tail

Heat oil to 350˚ F and fry until golden brown. Yum!

Chicken Fried Lobster Tail in Fryer
Chicken Fried Lobster Tail in Fryer

Serve the lobster with a few tablespoons of aioli. Make sure to prepare the aioli in advance. The lobster will cool quickly when it’s out of the fryer and you want to eat this dish hot. Don’t forget to deep fry the shell with the lobster tail. The shell will turn bright red and makes a nice decoration on the plate.

Chicken fried lobster
Ready to Serve

For a completely different fried lobster experience, try making lobster tempura. The texture of tempura batter is very different from a chicken fried batter. While both are cooked in 350˚ F oil, the chicken fried lobster is a little heartier of a dish. The batter has substance to it. Tempura lobster, on the the other hand, is soft and delicate. Both are great and both have their place in a lobster culinary lineup.

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Chicken Fried Lobster

Chicken Fried Lobster

4.60 from 5 votes
Have you ever had chicken fried lobster? No, then this chicken fried lobster recipe is for you. Try this incredible twist on deep fried seafood.
Servings 2 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes



  • 2 lobster tails shells removed

Dry Batter

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 rice flour
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

Wet Batter

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp hot sauce like Cholula


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 lemon zest of one lemon
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 dash kosher salt
  • 1 dash black pepper freshly ground


  • Mix dry batter ingredients and set aside. Mix wet batter ingredients and set aside. Mix aioli ingredients and set aside.
    Tempura Batter on Ice
  • Prepare lobster tails. Heat oil to 350 degrees F. Drench lobster tails in dry batter, then wet batter, then dry batter again. Drop in hot oil and cook for about 3 minutes until crust is golden brown.
    Cut Bottom of Shell
  • Drain and serve with aioli.
    Lobster in the Fryer



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Serving: 8ozCalories: 224kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 11gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 580mgPotassium: 165mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 86IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 1mg
Calories: 224kcal
Cost: $20
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Seafood
Keyword: chicken fried lobster, lobster

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