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Hot Sauce Fried Chicken with Pickled Okra Slaw

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Total time 35 mins
Yield Makes 6 servings
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

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

  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.