Southern Fried Chicken

My seventeen year old son E was diagnosed with coeliac disease seven years ago, although in hindsight he has probably had it since a toddler. He has never moaned or complained that he can’t eat exactly the same as everyone else. At home it Life of Spiceisn’t too much of a problem anyway because we tend, on the whole, to eat the same. I do feel sad though that going out with his friends and grabbing a burger, as is an obligatory teen privilege, is not something he can do. Thus, KFC, Burger King, McDonald’s and Subway are all off the menu. I was sent a huge selection of gourmet spice blends from Life of Spice and used one called Memphis BelleMemphis Belle, a gourmet rub made up of ingredients including; Paprika, Mustard, Celery Seeds, Onion, Garlic and Chipotle, to make E gluten free ‘Southern Fried’ chicken. The Gourmet Rubs, Herbs and Spices will definitely change the way you cook, I hate plain meat so these are just perfect…mix them with yogurt and rub over meat, rub over dry or mix with a little oil, add to salad dressings, use ones such as Herbes De Provence in a meat pasty mixture…mmmm delicious. These are just a few ideas that I have tried and tested but more to follow. However back to the recipe, adding a couple of tablespoons of Memphis Belle to your gluten free crumb mix gives a lovely “southern fried’ taste, which my son says reminds him of KFC. Brilliant news.

Gluten Free ‘Southern Fried’ Chicken
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This is a gluten free recipe but feel free to swap the crumbs for non gluten free ones for just as good as dish.
Author: Cherished By Me
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Dinner
Serves: 6
  • 100g Orgran all purpose rice crumbs
  • 2 tbsp Life of Spice Memphis Belle Gourmet Rub
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 6 Chicken Drumsticks
  • Spray oil
  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC
  2. Mix the rice crumbs and Life of Spice Memphis Belle Gourmet rub and place in a shallow bowl
  3. Dip a chicken drumstick into the egg and then coat completely with the crumb mixture
  4. Put on a foil covered baking tray*
  5. Repeat with the other drumsticks
  6. Give the drumsticks a little spritz of oil for a more authentic taste.
  7. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until the juices run clear and the drumsticks are completely cooked*
  8. *Or using a Tefal Actifry with Snacking accessory cook the drumsticks for 30 mins, again until completely cooked. Cooking in the actifry makes them extra crispy.


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2 thoughts on “Gluten Free ‘Southern Fried’ Chicken

  1. I’m still learning about gluten free food so I didn’t know it’s still possible to make this kind of chicken meal without gluten. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 4:40 pm
    1. You’re welcome, yes you can which is good to know isn’t it. 🙂

      Posted on October 1, 2014 at 7:49 am