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Southern Fried Chicken


Amazing fried chicken with lots of flavor. In this recipe, Naomi uses plant-based milk with a little lemon juice to easily imitate a buttermilk bath for the chicken.   For more great ideas and personalities, watch Sunny Side Up!   Recipe updated February 2023



1. In a large bowl, combine soy milk, lemon juice, and salt, stirring well to combine. Add chicken to the milk mixture; marinate in the refrigerator four to six hours.
2. When ready to cook, remove chicken from brine. Discard remaining brine.

Prepare the Coating

1. Place flour, baking powder, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, oregano, salt, and cayenne pepper in a large bowl; stir to combine.


1. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven to 360 degrees Fahrenheit using an oil thermometer to ensure correct temperature has been reached.
2. Working in batches, dredge chicken pieces into the flour mixture, gently patting each piece with the flour so it’s really well coated. Shake the chicken so that excess flour falls into the bowl. Immediately place well-coated chicken into hot oil.
3. Fry each piece for approximately five minutes until it has reached the internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove from oil and place chicken on wire cooling rack over baking sheet to keep the skin crispy.
4. Allow oil temperature to come back to 360 degrees Fahrenheit before adding the next batch as the temperature of the oil will drop as the chicken is added.
5. Bring the chicken to room temperature.

To Serve

1. Combine all the ingredients for the garlic spicy mayo. Build your bun, serve, and enjoy.