Chicken Fried Pickles Recipe

These deep-fried pickles have an extra crispy coating reminiscent of fried chicken.

  • Author: Jessica Pinney
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 5 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: American


1 24oz Jar of Pickle Spears

2 Cups of Buttermilk

2 Eggs

2 tsp Louisiana Hot Sauce

2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour

1 Cup Flour

2 teaspoons Salt

1 teaspoon Paprika

1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper

Oil, for frying


Drain pickles and set aside.

Add buttermilk, hot sauce, and eggs to a large bowl. Whisk to combine.

In another bowl, combine the flour, salt, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Stir to combine. Drizzle a small amount of buttermilk over the top of the flour. Use a fork to stir. This should create little clumps of flour that will help make ourĀ fried pickles extra crispy.

One by one, submerge each pickle in the buttermilk mixture, shake off any excess, then dredge in the flour.

Fry 5-6 pickles at a time at 375 degrees F in a deep fryer or a cast iron skillet. Fry them 3-5 minutes, until golden brown and crispy.

Remove from oil and place on a paper towel lined plate to drain.


  • Calories: 375