Southern Style Fried Chicken

This KFC inspired Fried Chicken makes a tasty addition to any menu, and is popular with most crews, made using our Southern Style Dry Spice Mix,

(see link to spice recipe ;-

This is a simple recipe which requires care to ensure that the chicken is fully cooked to a minimum core temperature of 80°C paying special attention at the joints.

Southern Style Fried Chicken

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 40 portions


  • 1 recipe Southern Style Dry Spice Mix
  • 10 kg Whole Chicken


  • Cut the whole Chickens into quarters by removing the legs then removing the breast from the carcass leaving the skin on the chicken portions.
  • Place the cut Chicken portions into a suitable container and cover with water to wet the chicken.
    Chicken in Water
  • Place your Southern Style Dry Spice in bowl.
    Chicken Coating
  • Place a clean lightly oiled baking tray next to the dry spice mix.
  • One piece as a time drop the wetted Chicken portions into the dry spice mix.
  • Coat on all sides.
  • Place the coated Chicken onto the baking tray.
  • Repeat until all the chicken is coated.
  • Deep Fry a few pieces at a time depending on the size of your fryer at approximately 175°C to 180°C for about 4 to 5 minutes to seal fully.
  • Then place the partly fried chicken portions back onto a clean baking tray and place into a hot oven set at 180°C and cook for approximately 10 to 15 minutes until the Chicken reaches a minimum core temperature of 80°C. Cook the chicken for longer if required until fully cooked.
  • Your Chicken will be fully cooked juicy and succulent, serve with fries, chicken gravy and coleslaw.