Southern-fried chicken and coleslaw

Overnight preparation time
10 to 30 cooking time 
Serves 4




For the marinade

  • 600ml buttermilk (мяса)
  • 6 tbsp coriander, chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves (6 зубчика чеснока), finely chopped
  • 2 shallots (лук-шалот), finely chopped
  • ½ tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 4 chicken thighs (4 куриных бедрышка), skinless (без кожи)


For the coating (для нанесения, заливки)

  • 6 tbsp plain flour (6 ст.л. простой муки)
  • ½ tsp celery (сельдерей) salt
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper (= тоже самое что и Hot pepper)
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp paprika


To cook the chicken

  • 200ml vegetable oil (растительное масло)


For the coleslaw

  • ¼ red cabbage (красная капуста), finely shredded (наструганный)
  • ¼ white cabbage (белокачанная капуста), finely shredded
  • 3 carrots (3 морковки), shredded
  • 4 spring onion (лучок-репчатый), chopped (измельчить)
  • 1 tbsp caraway seeds (семена тмина)
  • 1 tbsp chilli sause
  • 100g mayonnaise
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper



Preparation method

  1. For the marinade, combine all the ingredients for the marinade and coat the chicken in a shallow dish. Cover and leave to marinate overnight in the fridge.
  2. Combine all the ingredients for the coating. Remove the chicken from the marinade and dip into the spiced flour. Coat thoroughly and return to the fridge for a further 45 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.
  4. Heat the vegetable oil to in a deep heavy-bottomed saucepan, until a breadcrumb sizzles and browns when dropped in it. (CAUTION: hot oil can be dangerous - do not leave unattended!). Add the chicken and fry until golden all over. Remove and place on a baking sheet.
  5. Transfer to the oven and cook for 15-20 minutes until cooked through.
  6. For the coleslaw, mix all of the ingredients together and season to taste.