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This Southern Fried Chicken Recipe Makes Belles Hot Chicken’s Spicy Nashville Style Chicken. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.
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Southern Fried Chicken Recipe For Belles Hot Chicken’s Spicy Chicken

This Southern fried chicken recipe makes Belles Hot Chicken’s spicy Nashville style chicken which Australian chef Morgan McGlone learnt to make during his time in the USA’s South, home to some of the world’s best fried chicken. We use it in everything from chicken burgers to chicken fried rice.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time9 mins
'Glue' Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 24 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 Serving
Calories: 2552kcal
Author: Morgan ‘Morgy’ McGlone


  • 140 g chicken thigh fillet boneless with skin on

Seasoned Flour

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • ½ tsp sweet paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper

Masala Chicken Fat

  • 100 ml of hot oil
  • 50 g melted butter
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper

Spicy Seasoning

  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp salt and pepper


  • Flour the chicken and let it sit in the fridge for four hours. This will allow it to develop flour glue. Re-flour the chicken pieces a couple of times while refrigerated.
  • Re-flour the chicken fillet and cook in a small deep fryer (or deep pan filled with oil) for 9 minutes at 178˚C. Avoid adding more than 2–3 fillets in one batch.
  • Once the chicken is fried, take it out and brush with masala chicken fat.
  • Season well with the Spicy Seasoning mix.


Calories: 2552kcal | Carbohydrates: 215g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 169g | Saturated Fat: 114g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 32g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 245mg | Sodium: 8630mg | Potassium: 1155mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 9202IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 16mg