Southern Not Fried Chicken Skinnymixers
Southern Not Fried Chicken

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Southern Not Fried Chicken Skinnymixers

Sian has been telling me that I HAVE to write a KFC recipe for years, and because every other person out there has one… I’ve always said no. This Southern Not Fried Chicken is so TASTY!

Recently I ran a poll in Skinnymixers to see which protein was the easiest to get in the supermarkets consistently right now, and lots of people said Chicken Drumsticks or Wings – so I set out to create a simple pantry staple rub to complement these.

Loosely inspired by the KFC recipe on wikipedia, I think that this recipe is so delicious that I have to say…

Sian was right, and I was wrong.

I hope you enjoy my not fried Chicken –

Love Nik xx

Southern Not Fried Chicken Skinnymixers

Skinnymixer's Southern Not Fried Chicken

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Course: Chicken
Cuisine: Healthy
Keyword: Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, LCHF, Low Calorie
Servings: 8
Calories: 289kcal


  • 2 Tbsp baking powder - or corn flour
  • 2 Tbsp sweet paprika
  • 2 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp mustard powder
  • 1 Tbsp dried thyme
  • ½ Tbsp dried basil
  • ½ Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp celery salt - or salt
  • 1-2 tsp white pepper
  • 2 kg chicken drumsticks or wings - skin on


  • Preheat oven to 120°C or 250°F, fan-forced. Line a baking tray and place an oven proof wire rack on top.
  • Add all rub ingredients to mixer bowl (except chicken) and mill for 20 sec/speed 9/MC on.
  • Pat chicken with kitchen paper so that they are as dry as possible and put in a large bowl.
  • Toss chicken through rub in bowl and place on rack in a single layer (its ok if they're touching, they shrink) to cook in the oven at 120°C or 250°F for 30 minutes.
  • Increase oven temperature to 220°C or 430°F and cook for a further 30 minutes or until an internal temperature of 74°C - 94°C or 165°F - 200°F is reached. Alternatively cook in the airfryer in batches at 200°C for 17-20 mins turning halfway, until chicken is cooked.


Chubbymixers - If you were wanting to have Fried Chicken....  replace baking powder with 2 cups of white flour and 1 Tbsp salt. Soak in buttermilk for 2 hours, then coat in flour mixture. Opt to either bake, pan-fry or deep fry.
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Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 154mg | Sodium: 786mg | Potassium: 455mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 958IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 221mg | Iron: 3mg

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