Spicy Fried Chicken Recipe Without Buttermilk


Spicy fried chicken is a delicious and flavorful dish that is perfect for those who love a little heat in their meals. This recipe provides a simple and easy way to make crispy and spicy fried chicken without the need for buttermilk. With a combination of spices and a crispy coating, this dish is sure to be a hit at any gathering or family dinner.

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes


  • 4 chicken drumsticks
  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to ensure all the spices are evenly distributed.
  2. Coat each piece of chicken with the spice mixture, making sure to cover all sides. Press the coating onto the chicken to ensure it sticks.
  3. In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. You want enough oil to cover the bottom of the skillet by about half an inch.
  4. Carefully place the coated chicken pieces into the hot oil, skin side down. Cook for about 8-10 minutes, or until the skin is golden brown and crispy.
  5. Flip the chicken pieces and cook for an additional 8-10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
  6. Remove the chicken from the skillet and place it on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
  7. Serve the spicy fried chicken hot and enjoy!