Green Chile Fried Chicken


Spice up ordinary fried chicken with green chile peppers, then add hot pepper sauce to increase the heat.

Green Chile Fried Chicken
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins


  • 1 8 ounce carton dairy sour cream

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 1 4 ounce can diced green chile peppers

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro

  • 2 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ¾ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 2.5-3 pound cut up broiler-fryer chicken, skinned if desired

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • Cooking oil

  • Bottled hot pepper sauce (optional)

  • Lime wedges (optional)


  1. In a bowl combine sour cream, milk, chile peppers, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, cumin, salt, and black pepper. Place chicken pieces in a bag and set in a shallow dish. Pour sour cream mixture over chicken; seal bag. Refrigerate overnight; turn bag occasionally.

  2. Place flour in a shallow dish. Remove chicken from sour cream mixture. Discard remaining sour cream mixture. Add chicken pieces to flour, a few at a time, turning to coat.

  3. Add oil to a 12-inch heavy skillet to a depth of 1/4 to 1/2 inch. Heat over medium-high heat until hot (350 degree F). Reduce heat. Carefully add chicken to the skillet. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat about 40 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170 degree F for breasts; 180 degree F for thighs and drumsticks), turning occasionally to brown evenly. Drain on paper towels. If desired, serve with bottled hot pepper sauce and lime wedges. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

608 Calories
42g Fat
22g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 608
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 42g 54%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 125mg 42%
Sodium 501mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 14.8mg 74%
Calcium 151.5mg 12%
Iron 2.7mg 15%
Potassium 410mg 9%
Folate, total 48.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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