Southern-Style Crispy Fried Chicken with Fluffy Biscuits and Tangy Coleslaw


Experience the essence of Southern comfort food with our Southern-Style Crispy Fried Chicken, served with homemade fluffy biscuits and tangy coleslaw. This meal combines the crunchy, juicy delight of perfectly fried chicken, the soft warmth of biscuits, and the refreshing zest of coleslaw, making it an irresistible treat for any occasion.

Southern-Style Crispy Fried Chicken with Fluffy Biscuits and Tangy Coleslaw

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 40 minutes (plus marinating time)
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour (excluding marinating time)

Servings and Serving Size

  • This recipe serves 4 people. 
  • Each serving includes 2 pieces of fried chicken, 2 biscuits, and a portion of coleslaw.

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 850 kcal
  • Protein: 40 g
  • Carbohydrates: 65 g
  • Fat: 45 g
  • Saturated Fat: 15 g
  • Cholesterol: 120 mg
  • Sodium: 980 mg
  • Fiber: 4 g


For the Fried Chicken

  • Chicken pieces (thighs and drumsticks): 8 pieces
  • Buttermilk: 480 ml (2 cups)
  • All-purpose flour: 240 g (2 cups)
  • Paprika: 1 tsp
  • Garlic powder: 1 tsp
  • Onion powder: 1 tsp
  • Salt and pepper: to taste
  • Vegetable oil: for frying

For the Biscuits

  • All-purpose flour: 250 g (2 cups)
  • Baking powder: 1 tbsp
  • Sugar: 1 tbsp
  • Salt: 1/2 tsp
  • Unsalted butter, cold and cubed: 115 g (1/2 cup)
  • Milk: 120 ml (1/2 cup)

For the Coleslaw

  • Cabbage, shredded: 450 g (1 lb)
  • Carrot, shredded: 1 medium
  • Mayonnaise: 120 ml (1/2 cup)
  • Apple cider vinegar: 2 tbsp
  • Sugar: 1 tbsp
  • Salt and pepper: to taste

Method of Preparation

For the Fried Chicken

  1. Marinate chicken in buttermilk for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Combine flour, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  3. Dredge each piece of chicken in the flour mixture.
  4. Heat oil in a deep fryer or large pot to 175°C (350°F). Fry the chicken until golden brown and cooked through, about 10 minutes.

For the Biscuits

  1. Preheat oven to 220°C (425°F). In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
  2. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk until dough forms.
  3. Roll out dough and cut into biscuits. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

For the Coleslaw

  1. Combine cabbage and carrot in a bowl.
  2. In another bowl, mix mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper.
  3. Pour dressing over cabbage mixture and toss to coat.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Ensure the chicken is at room temperature before frying for even cooking.
  • Avoid overcrowding the pan when frying chicken for a crispy texture.
  • For flakier biscuits, handle the dough as little as possible.


Can I bake the chicken instead of frying?

Yes, you can bake the chicken for a healthier alternative, but it won't have the same crispy texture as frying.

How can I make my biscuits rise higher?

Make sure your baking powder is fresh and avoid overworking the dough.

Can I prepare the coleslaw ahead of time?

Yes, coleslaw can be prepared ahead and refrigerated. It's often better when the flavors have time to meld.