American Cupcake Red Velvet Fried Chicken Recipe

Red Velvet Fried Chicken is a popular dish that originated in the Southern United States.

This American cupcake red velvet fried chicken recipe takes the classic recipe to the next level by incorporating red velvet cake mix into the breading.

The outcome is a crispy and tasty chicken that will wow your family and friends.

American Cupcake Red Velvet Fried Chicken Recipe

Recipe Time:

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: This recipe makes about 4 servings.


For The Chicken:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

For The Breading:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup red velvet cake mix
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika

For Frying:

  • Vegetable oil

Preparing The Chicken

  1. Cut the chicken breasts into even pieces.
  2. Combine the buttermilk, spicy sauce, paprika, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl.
  3. Add the chicken pieces to the bowl and toss until fully coated in the marinade.
  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (or up to overnight).

Preparing The Breading

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, red velvet cake mix, baking powder, salt, black pepper, and paprika.
  2. Stir the ingredients together until well combined.
  3. Remove the chicken from the marinade and pat dry with paper towels.
  4. Dredge each piece of chicken in the breading mixture, making sure it is fully coated.

Frying The Chicken

  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or deep fryer to 350°F.
  2. Carefully add the chicken pieces to the hot oil, making sure not to overcrowd the pan.
  3. Fry the chicken for 5-7 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  4. Use a slotted spoon to remove the chicken from the oil and place it on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.

Making The Red Velvet Cupcake Mix

  1. Prepare the red velvet cake mix according to the package instructions.
  2. Once the cake mix is prepared, scoop it into a piping bag with a star tip.
  3. Pipe the cake mix onto the fried chicken pieces to create a decorative garnish.

Serving Suggestions

Red Velvet Fried Chicken is best served immediately, while still warm and crispy. Consider serving it with a side of mashed potatoes and gravy or a fresh green salad.

American Cupcake Red Velvet Fried Chicken Recipe
American Cupcake Red Velvet Fried Chicken Recipe

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

  • Calories: 420
  • Fat: 23g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 103mg
  • Sodium: 631mg
  • Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Protein: 25g

Note: The aforementioned nutrition values are approximations and could change based on the ingredients utilized.

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Tips For Success

  • Make sure to marinate the chicken for at least 1 hour before cooking to ensure maximum flavor.
  • Use a cooking thermometer to ensure that the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F before serving.
  • If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can use regular milk with a tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar added.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I Use Bone-In Chicken For This Recipe?

Yes, you may make this dish with bone-in chicken thighs or drumsticks. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Can I Bake The Chicken Instead Of Frying It?

Although the chicken in this dish is normally fried, you can bake the chicken for 20 to 25 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit to achieve thorough cooking.

Is There A Substitute For The Red Velvet Cake Mix?

If you can’t find red velvet cake mix, you can substitute a chocolate cake mix and dye the breading mixture with a tablespoon of red food coloring.

Can I Make The Breading In Advance?

Sure, you can prepare the breading mixture ahead of time and keep it sealed up until you’re ready to use it.

Can I Use A Different Type Of Oil For Frying?

Yes, you may fry the chicken in vegetable, canola, or peanut oil.

How Long Can I Store The Leftover Chicken?

For up to three days, keep the leftover chicken in the fridge in an airtight container.


The unusual and mouthwatering American Cupcake Red Velvet Fried Chicken is sure to impress your friends and family. By incorporating red velvet cake mix into the breading, you create a flavorful and crispy chicken that is unlike anything you’ve tasted before.

Make your own Red Velvet Fried Chicken by following these easy steps, and appreciate the combination of sweet and savory flavors in every bite.

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