Southern Fried Chicken
Southern Fried Chicken
5 from 73 votes
This fried chicken recipe will give you the crispiest and crunchiest outside with the moistest and juicy meat on the side. Packed with flavour, this fried chicken recipe will fast become your favourite. Who needs KFC?

Southern fried chicken is a crispy and crunchy comfort food perfect for all meat lovers. Tender chicken pieces coated in an herb and spice mix then fried to golden perfection in this delicious southern fried chicken recipe.

This recipe will show you how to make the perfect crispy style fried chicken that tastes just as good as KFC fried chicken. This fried chicken recipe will soon become a family favourite for all, even for the picky adults and the fussy children as it gives the best-fried chicken you’ll ever taste.

I love chicken. I love using it in everything from my chicken curries to my chicken quesadillas. However, what’s the first recipe that comes to mind when you think of chicken? Yes, you got it! The classic fried chicken.

People often (wrongly) assume that frying chicken is too difficult to be done at home. They resort to going to places, such as KFC, to get their fix of fried chicken. Now don’t get me wrong I love my KFC chicken, but this fried chicken recipe is SO much better and it puts fast food to shame.

The thing about fried chicken is that it really is so simple, deceivingly simple in fact. It’s less about the recipe and more about the technique so let me give you some of my tips and tricks.

Before we get onto that though the quick thing about the ingredients is that you can season the flour however you like. I add spices, just because I love spicy food. However, you could omit the spices and add whatever combination of ingredients you like.

Now let’s talk about the main problem when it comes to frying chicken. The breading. Why does breading fall off the fried chicken? Well, there can be several reasons for that.

The most common reason is that your oil was too cold. It is important that you fry your chicken in hot oil otherwise as soon as you add the chicken the flour is just going to float off.

Another reason is that you’ve overcrowded the pan. A lot of people just want to fill the fryer up. However, it is important to avoid that. This recipe is extremely simple, so waiting a bit longer just so you can fry another batch to prevent overcrowding shouldn’t really be an issue. Trust me, it’s worth it.

Also, another thing, do not keep touching the chicken. Allow the chicken to cook undisturbed. Only flip it once during the whole process. If you keep touching it again and again this can cause you to pull of the breading.

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Southern Fried Chicken

by Nabeela Kauser
This fried chicken recipe will give you the crispiest and crunchiest outside with the most moist and juicy meat on the side. Packed with flavour, this fried chicken recipe will fast become your favourite. Who need KFC?
5 from 73 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetiser, Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 147 kcal


  • 200 g Plain Flour
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 2 Eggs


  • In a large bowl mix the plain flour with all the rest of the dry ingredients until well combined
  • Crack the eggs and whisk until the egg yolks and egg whites are evenly combined
  • When ready to fry heat a pan with oil for deep frying until medium-hot ensuring that the oil is not too hot
  • Dip the chicken into the egg and then into the flour mixture before repeating by dipping into egg and flour again
  • Shake off any excess flour on the chicken then add the chicken into the fryer – there should be tiny bubbles surrounding them – and allow the chicken to cook undisturbed for 6-8 minutes until golden brown before flipping and allowing to cook for another 6-8 minutes until golden brown on the other side
  • Serve with French fries and the dip of your choice!



Calories: 147kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 6gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 420mgPotassium: 83mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.3gVitamin A: 330IUVitamin C: 2mgVitamin D: 0.3µgCalcium: 18mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Chicken, Fried, KFC Style
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ken norris
ken norris
1 year ago

5 stars
this recipe looks easy to do , I am going to try it , cant wait .

7 months ago

did not try yet will let you know how it comes out if family is happy.

Doctor Thompson
Doctor Thompson
6 months ago

5 stars
Better results can be had when the chicken is brined overnight & then substitute self-raising flour for the plain.

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