Southern Spicy Fried Chicken

Southern Spicy Fried Chicken

Get ready for another exciting recipe by Cooker Buzz, today we will be showing you how to make Southern Spicy Fried Chicken.

This spicy fried chicken recipe is finger-licking good! It’s a keeper and a must-try.

Recipe Summary

  • prep: 20 mins
  • cook: 15 mins
  • additional: 2 hrs
  • total: 2 hrs 35 mins
  • Servings: 10
  • Yield: 10 pieces


  • 1 (3 pound) whole chicken, cut into 10 pieces
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 quart buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • vegetable oil for deep frying

Baking Instructions

  1. Sprinkle chicken pieces with salt and pepper; place them in a deep-sided baking dish.
  2. Whisk buttermilk, hot pepper sauce, and 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper together in a large bowl; pour over chicken, tossing to coat all sides. Cover the dish with plastic wrap; marinate in the refrigerator for about 2 hours.
  3. Remove chicken from buttermilk mixture; shake off excess. Discard remaining buttermilk mixture.
  4. Place flour, 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper in a large resealable plastic bag; shake well to combine. Place 2 or 3 pieces of chicken at a time into the plastic bag and shake well to coat chicken pieces with seasoned flour.
  5. Heat oil in a deep fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  6. Gently place chicken pieces into hot oil and fry until chicken is cooked through and golden brown, about 8 to10 minutes for breasts and wings, and 13 to 15 minutes for thighs and drumsticks. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Drain fried chicken on paper towels.

Nutritional Information

  • 480: calories
  • protein: 24.6g
  • carbohydrates: 41.5g
  • fat: 23.5g
  • cholesterol: 70.5mg
  • sodium: 401.4mg.

That’s it, we really love this recipe and it’s fun to prepare it for our guests when entertaining. Make sure to share this Southern Spicy Fried Chicken recipe with your friends and family, that way they can enjoy it too!

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