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Southern-fried Chicken

Total Time
4 hr
15 min
30 min
Enjoy the taste of America with these tasty Cajun seasoned chicken bites.


Skinless chicken drumstick

4 individual, bone removed, (Buy 400g), fat trimmed

Chicken thigh, skinless, raw

450 g, (Buy 4x125g) fat trimmed


1 cup(s), (250ml)

Plain flour

½ cup(s), (75g)

Cajun seasoning

1½ tbs


500 g, chopped

Reduced fat oil spread

2 tsp


1 medium, cut into wedges for serving

Oil spray

1 x 3 second spray(s)


  1. Combine chicken and ¾ cup (185ml) buttermilk in a shallow dish. Cover and place in fridge for 3 hours. Drain and discard buttermilk.
  2. Combine flour and Cajun seasoning on a plate. Working with 1 piece at a time, toss chicken in flour mixture to coat. Transfer to a tray. Place in fridge for 15 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 240°C or 220°C fan-forced. Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Place a wire rack over prepared tray and lightly spray rack with oil. Arrange chicken, in a single layer, on rack and lightly spray with oil. Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce oven to 220°C or 200°C fan-forced. Turn chicken and bake for 15–20 minutes or until golden and cooked through.
  4. Meanwhile, boil steam or microwave potato until tender. Drain. Mash in a large bowl with spread and remaining buttermilk until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Serve chicken with mash and lemon wedges.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Steamed green beans, plus corn on the cob.