Hot Sauce Fried Chicken with Pickled Okra Slaw

Hot Sauce Fried Chicken with Pickled Okra Slaw Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Fried chicken is a dinner staple in the South. If your mouth isn't already watering, a drizzle of hot sauce might do the trick with this savory meal of Hot Sauce Fried Chicken with Pickled Okra Slaw


Makes 6 servings
Total time: 35 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Total: 35 Minutes


6 (4-oz.) chicken breast cutlets
1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
3/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
30 saltine crackers, crushed
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 cup hot sauce
Peanut oil
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 (16-oz.) package shredded coleslaw mix
1/2 cup sliced pickled okra
1 (4-oz.) jar diced pimiento, drained


1. Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Place 1/2 cup flour in a shallow dish. Stir together cracker crumbs, baking powder, and remaining 3/4 cup flour in a second shallow dish. Whisk together eggs and hot sauce in a third shallow dish. Dredge chicken in flour, dip in egg mixture, and dredge in cracker mixture, pressing to adhere.

2. Pour oil to depth of 1 inch into a 10-inch cast-iron skillet; heat to 360°. Fry half of chicken 3 to 4 minutes. Turn and fry 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown and done. Repeat procedure with remaining half of chicken.

3. Stir together sour cream, sugar, and remaining 1 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Toss together coleslaw mix, pickled okra, diced pimiento, and sour cream mixture. Serve slaw and chicken with additional hot sauce.

February 2012
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