Southern fried chicken recipe

By Lizzie Kamenetzky

  1. Serves 4
  2. Takes 15 minutes to make and 20 minutes to cook
  3. Rating

Look out for special offers on free-range chicken legs, thighs or drumsticks for this recipe for Southern fried chicken.

tried and tested
Southern fried chicken


  1. 200g plain flour
  2. 1 tbsp celery salt
  3. A good grinding of black pepper
  4. 2 tsp hot paprika
  5. 2 tsp sweet smoked paprika
  6. 1 tsp English mustard powder
  7. 2 large free-range eggs
  8. 150ml vegetable oil
  9. 8 free-range chicken thighs and drumsticks
  10. Coleslaw, to serve


  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/fan200°C/ gas 7. Sift the flour into a bowl, add celery salt, black pepper, hot paprika, sweet smoked paprika and English mustard powder. Beat 2 eggs in a separate bowl.
  2. 2. Heat the vegetable oil in a deep pan, until very hot. Dip the chicken thighs and drumsticks in the flour mixture, then in the egg, then in the flour mixture again. Fry in batches, until golden brown all over, then bake for 10-15 minutes or until cooked through. Serve with coleslaw.

Nutritional info

Per serving: 676kcals, 41g fat (7.8g saturated), 39.7g protein, 40.1g carbs, 0.7g sugar, 3g salt

Chef's tip

Make a quick coleslaw by combining finely shredded red cabbage, grated carrot and some grated apple. Mix with mayonnaise, a dollop of Dijon mustard and season well.


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March 13

This recipe is great I made a gluten free version and it went down a treat.

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