Southern Fried Chicken

ServesServes 4
Preparation time Preparation time
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  • 1 x 1.5kg chicken
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 3/4 bunch thyme
  • 3/4 bunch oregano
  • 1 tablespoon ground white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1lt butter milk
  • 500g plain flour
  • 350g bread crumbs
  • 80g corn flour
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying
  • Fresh limes


  1. Chop chicken into pieces, ensuring each piece has a bone on it
  2. Season chicken well with sea salt, thyme, oregano, black pepper, white pepper, paprika and butter milk
  3. Leave overnight
  4. The following day mix the flour, bread crumbs and corn flour and drain the chicken
  5. Mix the chicken with the crumb mix in a plastic bag and allow to sit for a few minutes, then deep fry in oil until golden and cooked through
  6. Season with more sea salt and serve with fresh lime

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