Southern Chicken Main Dishes

Looking for Southern chicken recipes? Allrecipes has more than 50 recipes for fried chicken, chicken salad, and chicken jambalaya complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

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Tanya's Louisiana Southern Fried Chicken

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This recipe is from my grandmother and great grandmother's family.

Whiskey Chicken

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This recipe is my family's favorite. It's sweet and spicy and easy to make.

Southern Fried Chicken

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This recipe is originally from Alabama, and has been passed down for generations.

Southern Chicken Salad

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Buttermilk lends the dressing a distinctive flavor, and grapes and cashews lend it richness. I have found that it works best if I add the dressing all at once, but if there is any left over, pass it around to people separately.


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Spicy jambalaya with chicken and andouille sausage.

Fab Summer Blackened Chicken Salad

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This is perfect for summer. You can even buy cooked chicken if it's too hot to cook your own. This makes two large dinner portions.

Best Bourbon Chicken

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Bourbon Chicken is traditionally a Southern dish, and after moving to Pennsylvania from Oklahoma, I really missed this. I searched for a recipe I liked, but I couldn't find one, so this is my own delicious version, spiced up with ginger, fruit juice, red pepper, and a little Southern Comfort! Serve over rice.

Southern Style Chicken and Dumplings

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A southern favorite and the hit of our family reunion in 1995!

Scrumptious Chicken

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This is an easy recipe and is really loved by my family and everyone in the senior trailer park in Florida. We had to make duplicate copies to pass around to everyone there. It is absolutely scrumptious!

Southern-Style Buttermilk Fried Chicken

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This is a down home recipe that I have used for years, and thought I would share it! The buttermilk marinade is terrific and is such a comfort food. However this is not a recipe that can be done quickly, but the wait is WELL worth it!

CindyD's Somewhat Southern Fried Chicken

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This is how I fry chicken. This recipe shows the ability of Americans in the 21st century to easily obtain food. I was raised by a woman whose grandparents survived the War Between the States and who had lived through both WWII and the Great Depression. She NEVER used an egg to batter anything -- they couldn't afford it then. She coated her chicken with only seasoned flour. The secret to really good fried chicken is to handle as little in the pan as possible and only turn it once.

Slow Cooker Barbeque Chicken

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A little spicy barbeque chicken that simmers all day in the slow cooker. Super easy preparation.

Inspiration and Ideas

Garlic Chicken Fried Chicken

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This actually uses my breading for Chicken Fried Steak---my husband suggested we try it with chicken breasts, and it was delicious!

Flavorful Southern Fried Chicken

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I found a recipe for fried chicken in a cookbook and I added my favorite spices to make it more flavorful.

Mildly Sweet Whiskey Chicken

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A quick whiskey chicken that has so many uses, whether by itself, over rice, or in pasta. A great dinner or lunch meal. Again it's best to BBQ the chicken, and you can remove the garlic cloves if desired; they are only there to infuse flavor into the sauce.