photo: Crispy Southern Fried Chicken

Crispy Southern Fried Chicken

This is a very tasty chicken – crispy crust with a spicy-sweet taste and tender juicy meat inside. And all this thanks to the panning of Southern Salt – salt from the Southern part of America.


  • Chicken
    1.5 kg
  • Onion
    1 pcs
  • Yoghurt
    500 ml
  • Whole wheat flour
    250 g
  • Paprika
    2 tbsp
  • Garlic
    1 tsp
  • Salt
    1 tsp
  • Black pepper
    2 tsp
  • Brown sugar
    1 tbsp


  • 1. You can take any pieces of chicken (or other bird), I used the shins.
  • 2. To begin, marinate the chicken for half an hour. For this, mix yogurt, chopped onions, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  • 3. While the chicken is pickled in the fridge, prepare a breadcrumb. Mix all the spices in a bowl. Depending on the taste of the paprika – breading can be more acute or sweeter. If you like more classic taste, replace half the paprika with herbs.
  • 4. Two-thirds of the mixture is poured into flour and mixed well. Get a homogeneous mixture of pink.
  • 5. Next, heat the oil in a saucepan or a small pan to 180 degrees. If there is no thermometer – wait for 5-6 minutes and toss a piece of onion, if it starts to hiss quickly and envelop with bubbles – the oil is ready.
  • 6. Place a cup of chicken and a plate of flour next to it. Take out the chicken on a piece, shake off excess liquid and roll well in breadcrumbs, so that all the chicken is covered with it.
  • 7. And put in oil for 2-3 minutes, so that the chicken is covered with a confident golden crust. You do not cook it, but only get the right crust.
  • 8. Dip finished pieces of chicken in a paper towel (to absorb excess oil) and put on a baking sheet. Sprinkle generously with a mixture of Southern Salt. When the whole chicken is ready this way – put the baking tray in the oven for 20-30 minutes at 180 degrees.
  • 9. Serve hot immediately from the oven. What can I say – Americans know a lot about eating, if not talking about those lazy home-grown people from films, but about those who keep the traditions of their ancestors and the secrets of cooking.
  • 10. The chicken turns out to be really delicious. Crispy crust with a spicy-sweet taste, insanely bright colors and tender meat inside, which is cooked in the oven. Perfectly suitable even for a festive table and a dinner party!
  • 11. It is good to serve it with some thick sauce-dips: tomato, barbecue, maybe even guacamole. Experiment and leave comments below!