Smoky Chipotle Fried Chicken

The chicken is soaked in brine to make it juicy then rolled in spiced flour and fried slowly to perfection. The best thing about fried chicken is it can be paired with just about anything: potatoes, rice or veggies…

Ingredients (for 2)

  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 6 tbsp corn flour
  • 1 chipotle
  • 1 cup oil for frying
  • 1 tsp red Tabasco sauce
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp peppercorn
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 onion
  • salt & black pepper


  • Put water, salt, honey, chili powder and sugar in a large bowl to make brine
  • Mix to combine then put in garlic, Tabasco sauce, peppercorns and onions
  • Place chicken into brine, cover and put in fridge ideally overnight (make sure brine covers meat, add water if necessary)
  • Take chicken from refrigerator and remove from brine; use paper towels to pat dry
  • Combine flour, pepper, chipotle, salt and paprika in a bowl; roll chicken in mixture making sure to press meat into flour
  • Let meat sit in flour for 10 minutes then roll in flour again and press to get a proper coating
  • Heat oil in a cast iron skillet and deep fry chicken for 7-8 minutes until golden
  • Remove chicken from pan and drain; serve with desired side dish and enjoy!

Best Served With

Fried chicken can be served with rice, potatoes or coleslaw