Spicy Sriracha Fried Chicken


Love spicy chicken? This fried chicken recipe has your name on it! It's marinated in sriracha for up to 24 hours, so each bite is already spicy, and then we took it one step further and added a creamy sriracha dipping sauce on the side.

Spicy Sriracha Fried Chicken
Photo: Brie Passano
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Marinate Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 32 mins
8 drumsticks or thighs


  • 8 chicken drumsticks and/or thighs (2 lb.), skinned if desired

  • ½ cup sriracha sauce

  • 1 cup finely ground corn flakes*

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • Vegetable oil

  • ½ cup mayonnaise or light mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped green onion or fresh cilantro

  • 2 tablespoon sriracha sauce


  1. Place chicken in a resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. Pour 1/2 cup sriracha sauce over chicken. Seal bag; turn to coat chicken. Marinate in refrigerator 1 to 24 hours, turning bag occasionally.

  2. Drain chicken, discarding marinade. In another plastic bag combine corn flakes, flour, salt, and pepper. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time, shaking to coat.

  3. In a 12-inch heavy skillet heat 1/2 inch oil over medium-high to 350°F. Reduce heat to medium. Add chicken; cook 12 to 15 minutes or until browned, turning occasionally. Drain on paper towels. If chicken is not done (at least 175°F), place on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake in a preheated 350°F oven 8 to 10 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, for dipping sauce, in a small bowl combine remaining ingredients. If desired, cover chicken and sauce separately and chill up to 24 hours.


For best results, pulse corn flakes in a food processor until finely crushed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

264 Calories
21g Fat
11g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 264
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 645mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 6.7mg 34%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Potassium 147mg 3%
Folate, total 31mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*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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