Southern Fried Chicken Burger

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Southern Fried Chicken Burger Recipe

Southern Fried Chicken Burger

When it comes to takeaway, we all enjoy the luxury of having a night off from cooking. But I promise you this delicious buttermilk fried chicken burger is quick and easy to make and costs less than $5 per serving. Plus, you can feel good about using free-range chicken and simple, wholesome ingredients. And did I mention how fast it is? I bet you can whip this up in no time, even quicker than waiting for delivery!

  • Total Time: 13 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


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  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt plus extra to serve
  • 4 chicken thigh fillets
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups flour
  • Oil for frying (any oil with a high smoke point such as canola, vegetable or sunflower oil)

To serve:


  1. Mix together the spices and salt, and sprinkle over both sides of the chicken.
  2. Dredge the chicken in the buttermilk, followed immediately by the flour. Shake off any excess.
  3. In a large, deep pan, heat the oil on medium heat (don’t be tempted to go too high with the oil, as the chicken will cook too quickly on the outside and will not be cooked on the inside. Medium–low heat is perfect).
  4. Cook for 4 minutes on each side or until crisp and golden.
  5. Drain on a paper towel.
  6. Sprinkle with extra salt to serve (optional).
  7. Assemble the burgers and serve.


MAKE AHEAD – Best made and served immediately. 

LEFTOVERS – Refrigerate for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or a preheated 180°C fan oven for 10-15 minutes until heated through. The microwave will soften the coating, where the oven will retain some of the crispiness. Not suitable to freeze.

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Category: burger
  • Method: pan fry, assemble
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Southern Fried Chicken Burger, fried chicken burger, fried chicken burger recipe

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  1. fee_1970

    Wow, I think these were the best burgers I have ever made, so quick and delicious, went down a treat with some fries 🤤

  2. Evangeline

    Amazing! My family loved this recipe.
    Definitely beats the “mushy” chicken patties I use to use!

  3. Bonnie

    These burgers are next level delicious, such a treat

  4. Franca

    So simple and delicious. My boys and I loved them

    • Nicole

      This is so wonderful to hear! Thank you so much, we love these too! x

  5. Alexandra

    Have made these once and they were such a winner!!! Definitely will be made again.

    • Nicole

      Yay! Thank you so much for the comment! So glad you loved them as much as we do! x

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