New Orleans Southern fried chicken is inspired by the blend of Creole, Cajun, French and old American styles of cooking, bringing the new and old together and enlivening the taste buds through subtle spices and chill, balanced with the full flavoured cheddar and optional blue cheese ranch dressing. There are different ways to add the required spices and flavours to this burger such as a spiced batter for the chicken or the addition of Cajun style sauces. I have used a combination of these and offered options in the below recipe.
New Orleans Southern fried chicken is inspired by the blend of Creole, Cajun, French and old American styles of cooking.
- 150g fried chicken
- 2 tbsp chef’s chosen hot sauce
- Iceberg lettuce shredded
- 1 slice cheese (Anchor Burger Slices)
- 2 tbsp blue cheese ranch dressing
- 1 soft bun, halved and toasted
- Butter for bun
Toast bun sides with a little butter.
Fry chicken until nice and crispy (your own recipe).
Layer the cheese between the chicken, place on the base of the bun, cover with the hot sauce and blue cheese sauce. Add shredded iceberg lettuce and squeeze shut.
Enjoy with hotter sauces if desired.
Creole Southern Fried Chicken Marinade Ingredients
- 250ml canola oil
- 1 tbsp smoked paprika
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp cumin powder
- 1/2 tbsp turmeric
- 1/2 tbsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tbsp ginger paste
- 1 tbsp garlic paste
- 1kg chicken thighs, breasts or nibbles
Mix all the spices and oil together and cook over a stove until all the spices are cooked out.
Once chilled marinade the chicken for at least 12 hours before using.
Take your chicken and dip it into chilled buttermilk before dredging into your seasoned flour.
Cook in the fryer and season with a little of your spice mix to finish.
A squeeze of lemon to finish and take your chicken to the next level.
Add crumbled blue cheese and sliced prickles for a more authentic deep south experience. Grab 1kg plain flour and add your spice mix minus the ginger and garlic to create a seasoned flour to give your fried chicken that extra kick it deserves. This can be kept for multiple uses throughout the week.