Southern Fried Chicken by Bella Gluten-Free

In just a few minutes you be eating tender, juicy, crispy fried chicken that even my southern friends approve of. Add some Bella Gluten-Free waffles and your southern meal will be complete.

Servings: Makes 8-10 servings.  •   Prep: 10 mins  • Total: 25 mins
FriedChicken1687   Ingredients:

1 whole chicken cut up into 8- 10 pieces

1 TBL Kosher salt

2 Tsp pepper, ground

1/4  tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp paprika 

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp garlic powder

1 cup buttermilk or milk or milk alternative with 1 TBL lemon juice  or 1 tsp vinegar added

2 eggs

2 cups Bella Gluten-Free All Purpose Baking Mix

Oil for frying such as Spectrum Organic Shortening, Coconut Oil or Peanut Oil


With Bella Gluten-Free All Purpose Baking Mix juicy Southern Fried Chicken is back on the table.


10 minutes


Mix it Up
• Rinse and pat dry chicken pieces. Remove back and wing tips and discard.

• Whisk together salt, pepper, cinnamon, cayenne, paprika and garlic powder in a medium bowl.

• Roll chicken pieces in dry rub and coat throughly. Place in large bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least  2 hours. Can be done overnight.

• Allow meat to return to room temperature, about 1/2 hour. In small bowl, whisk together milk and eggs. In another bowl, add Bella Gluten-Free All Purpose Baking Mix.

 • Add a shortening or oil to a large heavy bottomed skillet or deep wok, about 2 " deep. Let heat until temperature reaches 350 degrees or oil is smoking slightly. Dip chicken in milk/egg mixture and then dredge it in the Bella Gluten-Free All Purpose Baking Mix. Add to hot oil in batches.  Do not overcrowd the pan. Cook rotating the chicken every 2 minutes until it is golden brown. Cook breasts, thighs and legs take about 10 minutes and wings, about 8 minutes. Transfer to lined baking sheet and let sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Chef’s Notes:
To make sure your chicken is done test with a food thermometer. Cook chicken should reach 165 degrees at its center. If you don't have a thermometer, cut into the breast to make sure chicken is throughly cooked and blood free.