Fried chicken

fried chicken
Prep time
Cook time

Amasi, like buttermilk, acts as a meat tenderiser. Use this popular South African ingredient to make delicious chicken.


  • 2 tbsp (30ml) paprika
  • 8 thigh fillets
  • 2 cups (500ml) Amasi
  • 2 cups (500ml) flour
  • 1 tbsp (15ml) baking powder
  • oil for deep-frying


  • In a bowl, mix paprika, chicken and Amasi. Cover and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • In another bowl, mix flour with baking powder.
  • Remove the chicken from the Amasi and coat with the flour mixture. Place over a wire rack.
  • Heat oil. When heated, gently drop the chicken into the oil and cook for 6 minutes or until fully cooked.
  • Serve with vegetables and yellow rice.
Tip: To check that the oil is ready for the chicken, drop a little of the batter in the oil. It should bubble slowly to the surface when ready.