Southern Fried Chicken

Southern Fried Chicken served on baking parchment with wedges of lemon
  • 4 servings
  • 35 minutes to prepare
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  • Dry Ingredients
  • 4 tbsp. Piri Piri spice mix
  • 300g Plain flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking powder
  • 2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Pepper
  • Wet Ingredients
  • 250ml Whole milk
  • 250g Natural yoghurt
  • Chicken Pieces
  • 4 Chicken thighs, bone in skin removed
  • 4 Chicken legs, bone in skin removed
  • 4 Chicken mini fillets, skin removed
  • To Fry
  • 3 litres Vegetable oil


Southern Fried Chicken is a classic South American dish, try our quick and easy recipe for a  tasty treat this summer!


Place the dry ingredients into a large bowl and mix well.

  1. Whisk the milk and yoghurt in a large bowl.
  2. Coat each chicken piece in the flour mix.
  3. Dip each chicken piece into the milk mixture then toss again in the flour mixture to coat.
  4. Pre-heat the oven to 150°C (fan)/325°F/gas mark 3.
  5. Heat the vegetable oil in a large heavy based pan to approximately 180°C. Fry the coated chicken pieces in batches for 7-8 minutes or until crisp, golden and cooked through. Drain on kitchen paper before placing in the pre-heated oven to keep warm.

Chef’s Tip

Make a quick Piri Piri dip to serve with your Southern chicken by mixing together 1 teaspoon Piri Piri spice mix, 4 tablespoons of yoghurt and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Swap the chicken pieces in this recipe for 8 chicken mini fillets and use to make crispy chicken burgers or add to a Caesar salad.