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Southern Spicy Fried Chicken Recipe
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Southern Spicy Fried Chicken

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    2 hrs 30 mins

Directions

  1. Sprinkle the chicken pieces with salt and pepper, and place them in a deep-sided baking dish.
  2. Whisk together the buttermilk, hot pepper sauce, and 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper in a bowl. Pour the mixture over the chicken, stir to coat all sides of the chicken pieces, and cover the dish with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for about 2 hours to marinate.
  3. Remove the chicken pieces from the buttermilk mixture, and shake off excess. Discard the remaining buttermilk mixture.
  4. Place the flour, 1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and salt and pepper to taste in a large plastic zipper bag, and shake well to combine. Place 2 or 3 pieces of chicken at a time into the plastic bag, and shake well to coat the chicken pieces with seasoned flour.
  5. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Gently place chicken pieces into the hot oil, and fry until chicken is cooked through and golden brown, 8-10 minutes (breasts and wings) or 13 to 15 minutes (thighs and drumsticks). Drain the fried chicken on paper towels.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 06, 2009

Great recipe - especially like the addition of cayenne and hot sauce - it gave the chicken some zest without being over powering. I also used a red/black pepper blend in the flour, which gave it extra flavor. I used a whole chicken, cut up and fried my pieces in my electric skillet and then transferrred them to a hot oven 350-375 to finish cooking. I also brined the chicken pieces in an ice water/salt bath (so they would bleed) for about 40 minutes before putting them in buttermilk - because of the salt water bath, I omitted all salt. Will definitely be making this again! Thank you.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 23, 2009

I didn't like this recipe at all, but my husband did. I love spicy southern fried chicken, but this just didn't taste right to me.

 

27 Ratings

Feb 22, 2010

This was really good. I soaked the chicken in buttermilk overnight. It didn't seem spicy to me, but it crusted nicely and was very good.

 
Sep 02, 2009

This sounds great and I will try it some day but I will cut the recipe down to 4-6 servings.

 
Nov 08, 2009

So delicious! I omitted the hot pepper sauce and used 1/2 tsp of cayenne for the buttermilk mixture and 1 tsp of cayenne for the flour mixture because I didn't want it to be too spicy for my kids.

 
Aug 26, 2011

This recipe is a copy of the the Neely Family Spicy Fried Chicken recipe from FoodNetwork.com with one variation . . . vegetable oil versus the recommended peanut oil. I like it with peanut oil best.

 
Oct 29, 2009

Excellent! It's a keeper. I'll be making this on a regular basis.

 
Feb 01, 2010

This was a good recipe.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 480 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41.5 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 70 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 23.5 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 24.6 g
  • 49%
  • Sodium
  • 479 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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