Alex James Chicken Recipes | Southern Fried Chicken | Red Tractor

Chicken Recipes by Alex James

Box of Southern Fried Chicken

Added 08 Sep 2015
Beautiful fried chicken with some super corn on the cob, cooked in milk.

Makes enough for Family of 4 -6

Southern Fried Chicken:
  • 4-6 Red Tractor Chicken drumsticks
  • 4-6 Red Tractor Chicken thighs
  • 4 tablespoons plain flour
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Garlic granules
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 100g breadcrumbs
  • Rind of 1 lime
  • 1 egg
  • Oil and butter for frying 
Milk Cooked Corn:
  • 4-6 Fresh Red Tractor corn on the cob
  • Milk
  • Salt and Pepper Seasoning
  • Butter
  1. Onto a deep plate place the flour – season with large pinch of cayenne pepper, teaspoon of garlic granules and salt and black pepper.  Toss together to combine.
  2. Place the breadcrumbs onto another plate and add the lime rind and seasoning – mix together.
  3. Onto a third plate crack the egg and lightly break up with a fork.
  4. Take the chicken thighs and cut 2-3 deep cuts across the skin so that the seasoning flavours get into the chicken
  5. Take the drumsticks and trim the skin around the bone to make easier to handle – If you haven’t time to do this just leave the skin on they will taste just as good!
  6. Wash your board and hands after handling raw chicken
  7. Now you’re ready for coating ……dip the thighs into the seasoned flour & turn them over several times so that they are well coated with flour.  Place on a plate ready to fry.  Take the drumsticks dip in flour and then roll in the egg and then into the breadcrumbs.  Roll around well so that they are well coated.
  8. Take two large frying pans & heat a spoonful of oil and small knob of butter.  Add the drumsticks to one & thighs to the second pan and cook until the outside are golden brown.
  9. Place the chicken onto two large baking trays lined with non-stick baking paper – spreading the chicken apart – to cook quickly & evenly
  10. Cook in preheated oven 200C 400F Gas Mark 6 for about 30-40 minutes until thoroughly cooked, steaming inside & juices not pink but clear. 
  11. Corn in milk:
  12. Place corn on cob into a large saucepan cover with milk, add a knob of butter & simmer for 30 minutes or until corn is tender
  13. Pile the chicken and corn into a basket or box and serve with a pile of coleslaw (Shred together red and green cabbage, spring onions and parsley and top with a large spoonful of mayo, olive oil and a splash of lemon juice!) & lots of napkins!!! 

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