Simple Southern Fried Chicken Recipe

Southern Fried Chicken

‘Ome Made The Chicken Went Down To Georgia, Perfect For Southern Fried Chicken!

You just can’t beat the flavour of Southern Fried Chicken. The Chicken Went Down To Georgia Rub-a-Dub-Rub takes all the flavours of the American South, blends them together to give a seasoning that can be added to flour (or a gluten free substitute) which is perfect for coating drumsticks, thighs or wings to fry or bake for lovely crispy pieces of chicken. Or you can just use it to rub in to chicken, pork, prawns or vegetables before grilling, roasting, frying or of course barbecuing.

Southern Fried Chicken

You can buy ‘Ome Made The Chicken Went Down To Georgia here

Of course you don’t have to use our seasoning. There are plenty of recipes out there for you to make your own or use your favourite shop bought.

If you don’t fancy frying the chicken first you can of course just bake it in the oven, it won’t be quite as crispy though and it quite often goes a little soggy on the bottom. It still tastes great though!

Cook More Than You Need!

We always cook more SFC than what we need. Cold SFC is perfect sliced and put in a wrap with a drizzle of hot sauce and mayonnaise or just with a bit of salad. Perfect for The Kids school pack up.

What To Serve Your Chicken With.

I like to serve Southern Fried Chicken with either chips and salad or savoury rice and salad, with mayonnaise or even garlic mayo.

Occasionally I will use boneless chicken breasts, sliced in half through the middle, so they’re not too thick, for SFC. These go great in a bread bun with salad, mayonnaise and hot sauce or ketchup if you want something a bit tamer.

If you like Southern Fried Chicken you may enjoy this easy recipe for spicy beef chilli

Southern Fried Chicken

Southern Fried Chicken

An easy recipe for a takeaway favourite
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 500 gram Chicken 4 thighs and 4 drumsticks or whatever combination you like. On the bone and skin on works best.
  • 100 ml buttermilk or milk with a splash of lemon juice added
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 100 gram plain flour or gluten free alternative
  • 3 heaped tsp The Chicken Went Down To Georgia or seasoning mix of your choice
  • 1 pinch baking powder (optional)
  • 6 tbsp oil Sunflower, vegetable or rapeseed


  • Mix the paprika with the buttermilk
  • Add the chicken to the buttermilk, stir to coat and ideally leave to marinate overnight but at least for 1 hour.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 200°C or 180°C if fan assisted.
  • Mix the fried chicken seasoning with the flour in a bowl.
  • Drain the chicken and toss in the flour so evenly coated.
  • Heat the oil in a large, heavy bottomed frying pan.
  • Once the oil is hot carefully place the chicken in the pan. Cook on a gentle heat until the chicken is lightly browned.
  • Once the chicken pieces are nicely coloured, take them out of the pan, shaking off any excess oil, and place on a baking sheet lined with baking parchment or grease proof paper.
  • Place the chicken in the pre-heated oven and cook for around 30 minutes until cooked all the way through. A temperature probe can be used to make sure the internal core temperature is 75°C or above.
  • Serve the chicken with some fries, salad and coleslaw for a proper taste of the American South.
Keyword baked, chicken, fried, KFC, soul food, Southern
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