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.

Staff Picks

Tanya's Louisiana Southern Fried Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars
This recipe is from my grandmother and great grandmother's family.

Whiskey Chicken

Rating: 3.86 stars
This recipe is my family's favorite. It's sweet and spicy and easy to make.

Southern Fried Chicken

Rating: 4.52 stars
This recipe is originally from Alabama, and has been passed down for generations.

Southern Chicken Salad

Rating: 4.38 stars
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.


Rating: 4.76 stars
Spicy jambalaya with chicken and andouille sausage.

Fab Summer Blackened Chicken Salad

Rating: 4.48 stars
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

Rating: 4.41 stars
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

Rating: 4.29 stars
A southern favorite and the hit of our family reunion in 1995!

Scrumptious Chicken

Rating: 4.33 stars
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

Rating: 4.19 stars
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!

Southern Fried Chicken Livers

Rating: 4.68 stars
Mom made them because they are cheap, and now the convenience stores sell them in the South! You must have a fry screen -- these darn things pop and will burn you! Serve with pepper gravy or a packet of chicken gravy.

Garlic Chicken Fried Chicken

Rating: 4.56 stars
This actually uses my breading for Chicken Fried Steak---my husband suggested we try it with chicken breasts, and it was delicious!

Inspiration and Ideas

Slow Cooker Barbeque Chicken
Rating: Unrated
A little spicy barbeque chicken that simmers all day in the slow cooker. Super easy preparation.
A Southern Fried Chicken
Rating: Unrated
A cut-up chicken dredged in buttermilk and seasoned flour, then deep-fried to perfection.

Southern Spicy Fried Chicken

Rating: 4.21 stars

This one is finger-licking good! It's a keeper and a must try!