Spicy Fried Chicken Dinner

Make weeknight dinner fast and easy. Here's a main course recipe and three suggestions for rounding it out into a complete meal. Find out how to effortlessly dress up starters, sides, and desserts to fit the meal's main course.

The Menu

Buttermilk-Brined Fried Chicken

  • Spicy Buttermilk-Brined Fried Chicken (see recipe below)
  • Cooling Buttermilk Slaw
  • Cilantro Corn on the Cob
  • Lemon Meringue Pie

Spicy Buttermilk-Brined Fried Chicken is a Southern-style treat. Add Cooling Buttermilk Slaw, Cilantro Corn on the Cob, and Lemon Meringue Pie to make it a complete meal. The pie is so fast it's even easier than pie -- pudding and meringue kisses in a graham cracker shell.

Spicy Buttermilk-Brined Fried Chicken


Cooling Buttermilk Slaw

Stir together equal parts buttermilk and coleslaw dressing; pour over a bag of slaw mix. Season to taste with salt and a pinch of sugar.

Cilantro Corn on the Cob

Stir chopped cilantro into softened butter; chill. Rub cilantro butter on hot corn.

Lemon Meringue Pie

Prepare two 3-ounce boxes of instant lemon pudding according to package directions; pour into a graham cracker crust. Top with meringue kisses and refrigerate to soften meringues.