Chicken Recipes

Spicy Fried Chicken

Spicy Fried Chicken

This recipe of Spicy Fried Chicken is adapted from Pat Neelys. Its an American style fried chicken made from simple ingredients and very spicy! Try it today..

Buttermilk Substitute – For every 1 cup milk add 1 tablespoon vinegar (or lemon juice). Combine together and let sit for 5 minutes (let it curdle). 

Spicy Fried Chicken


1 kilogram fryer chicken, cut into 10 pieces

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

4 cups buttermilk

2 tablespoons hot sauce

1 teaspoon pepper

Peanut oil, for frying (or any) 

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon cayenne powder

2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 teaspoon paprika


1. Prepare chicken by seasoning it with salt and pepper. In a glass bowl (non reactive), mix buttermilk, hot sauce and cayenne. Pour the buttermilk mixture over the chicken, cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to marinate for 2 hours.

2. Preheat oil in a deep pan or fryer (temperature is about 176°C or 350°F) 

3. In a large container with lid (I used ice cream container) measure the flour, cayenne, garlic powder, paprika, and salt and pepper. Shake off excess buttermilk mixture and place the chicken, a few pieces at a time, into the bake and shake to dredge.

4. Deep fry the chicken into the hot oil and fry until golden and crisp, about 8 to 10 minutes for white meat and 13 to 15 for dark meat. Drain from oil once crispy and golden brown. Transfer into a paper towel lined tray. Season with salt and pepper.

5. Serve and enjoy

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