Southern Fried Chilli Chicken


    A very simple recipe that is similar to many others out there, but I thought i would post it anyway as it goes down so well. I do not like to have large quantities of oil around so i have used a smaller amount of oil to crisp up the batter, and then i finish in the oven. Serves 2-3. The fried chicken mix i use is bought from Asda and can be seen at this link... Picture is not my own but it does show how the chicken should look and how much oil to use!


    Essex, England, UK
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    • 1 kg of chicken portions (thighs and drumsticks)
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 tsp chili powder
    • 100g of Fried chicken mix link in description.
    • OR you can use 100g self-rising flour, 3 chicken stock cubes crumbled, 2 tbsp tsp garlic powder,1 tbsp paprika, 2 tbsp pepper, 1 tsp salt combined for the fried chicken mix. (level tbsp's)
    • Vegetable oil, enough to fill a saucepan with 2 inches of oil. about 500 ml.


    1. Pre heat oven to 180 C or 170 fan. Put oil in a saucepan and start to heat to 180 C. I do not use a thermometer, you can tell the oil is hot enough by putting the handle of a wooden spoon into the oil, if a ring of bubbles immediately forms it is ready to cook with. CAUTION: Hot oil is dangerous to not let it come into contact with water and do not overheat.
    2. Whilst the pan and oven are pre-heating whisk eggs and chili powder together
    3. Place fried chicken mix on the base of a large tray of some kind
    4. Coat the chicken with the egg mixture using a brush or your hands and then place in the fried chicken mix and shake the tray to cover the chicken.
    5. Repeat above step for all bits of chicken and ensure chicken is evenly coated.
    6. Fry chicken in preheated oil for 3 minutes on each side. Until crispy and golden brown then place the chicken a large oven dish. You may need to cook this in batches, so check the heat of the oil between batches.
    7. After chicken has been crisped up, put the large oven dish that is full of the fried chicken into the preheated oven for around 20 minutes but turn the heat up to 225 C for the last 10 minutes to ensure a crisp batter. Be sure to check the chicken is thoroughly cooked.


    You can add all sorts of herbs and spices to the fried chicken mix (as long as its dry) or the egg mix. Try putting thyme and rosemary in with the chicken mix and sweet chili sauce with some lemon in the egg mix. Another recipe of mine for chunky chips compliment this dish very well, use some of the oil left over from frying the chicken for the chips, it adds great flavour.

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    Was very tasty. I added more spice as I do love spicy food but overall it was lovely!  -  20 Oct 2014

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