Spicy Southern Fried Chicken

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Real spicy southern fried chicken. Well worth the effort!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash chicken and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. In small bowl, combine hot pepper sauce, black pepper, seasoned salt and poultry seasoning.
  3. Place chicken in plastic bag and pour mixture over.
  4. Toss to coat well, seal bag and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.
  5. Turn chicken pieces occasionally.
  6. Place flour in plastic bag.
  7. Heat oil to 340° in large deep skillet to 1/2 the depth of the pan.
  8. Remove chicken from marinade and dredge in flour until well coated.
  9. Fry a few at a time so as not to crowd for 15 minutes.
  10. Turn and fry 12 to 15 minutes more or until done.
  11. Drain on paper towels before serving.
Most Helpful

Excellent fried chicken and I did like any good Louisianian...I threw the bones out back to the alligators. Made for Ragin' Cajun Tag.

gailanng September 14, 2009

Good chicken. I used all legs, so I was afraid to marinade overnight. They soaked for about 6 or 8 hours. They would have probably been fine going longer, they weren't real spicy. I am not the best chicken fryer, but these came out well. I served with my Creamy Potato Salad With Radishes, Lemon & Dill. Thanks!

Chele D July 17, 2009

This was nicely spicy without being over the top hot. We really enjoyed it & I will be making it again. I used all drumsticks & marinated a full day. I elect to double bread the chicken and followed the directions for frying chicken shared by my mother-in-law simply because we like our fried chicken that way. I woudn't change a thing in the marinade. It really is flavorful! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

Susie D July 16, 2009