How to make Southern Style Fried Chicken -

Chicken dipped in buttermilk, coated with flour mixed with Cajun and other spices and deep fried.classic Southern chicken recipe that is crunchy and crusty on the outside and juicy and flavorful on the inside; infused with spices

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Chicken on the bone (हड्डी समेत चिकन), Buttermilk (छास)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Southern Style Fried Chicken

Southern Style Fried Chicken Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 2.30-3 hour

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Southern Style Fried Chicken Recipe

  • Chicken on the bone cut into large pieces 750 grams

  • Buttermilk 2 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Refined flour (maida) ½ cup

  • Cajun spice 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic Powder 1 teaspoon

  • Onion powder 1 teaspoon

  • Black pepper powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon

  • Paprika 1 teaspoon

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Butter

  • Garlic finely chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Fresh cream ½ cup

  • Fresh parsley chopped a few sprigs


Step 1

Make incisions on the chicken pieces and put them in a bowl. Add salt, buttermilk and set aside for two to three hours.

Step 2

Mix together refined flour, Cajun spice, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper powder, cayenne powder, paprika and salt in a bowl.

Step 3

Strain the chicken pieces and reserve the buttermilk in the same bowl.

Step 4

Heat sufficient oil in a pan.

Step 5

Coat the chicken pieces in the flour mixture, dip in the buttermilk and coat again in the flour mixture.

Step 6

Deep-fry in hot oil till evenly done all around. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 7

Deep-fry in hot oil till evenly done all around. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 8

Serve chicken hot with parsley-cream.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.