Sunday, February 2, 2014

Hot Sauce Fried Chicken with Pickled Okra Slaw

Ready in 35 Minutes
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.

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.


  1. I like spicy fried chicken, but usually use tons of black pepper and cayenne. Never used hot sauce -- I'll have to try that. Really nice recipe. Thanks!

  2. Hi John , There are so many different hot sauce and pepper sauce here that you can take your pick from mild to very spicy hot . Thanks for stopping by :).

  3. Hi Nee,

    My dad would say when I was a child, "You have a Blue Plate Special!" This is what you have made on your plate. SO delicious, who doesn't love fried chicken! The Okra slaw must be fabulous and adds more flavor to the dish. Thanks so much for this recipe and sharing..

    Blessings, Dottie :)

    1. Hi Dottie , I love fried chicken and I love them with a little heat . If you like okra , it makes a nice addition to the slaw . Thanks for stopping by :)

  4. That fried chicken look so good! I like this nice dinner idea, Nee!

  5. Hi Medeja , save you a piece , it's fast and easy , thanks for stopping by :)

  6. I love fried chicken. It is comforting! Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  7. Hi Catherine , so many ways to make chicken , thank you for stopping by :)


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