Sourdough Starter Fried Chicken

Easy sourdough starter fried chicken

How to make the best sourdough oven-fried chicken

This crispy, juicy sourdough starter fried chicken recipe is simple, healthy food from scratch made with spices and buttery sourdough batter.

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time44 minutes
Total Time59 minutes


  • 3 lb of chicken, whole chicken cut into 8 pieces, skin and fat removed
  • One cup of sourdough starter. You may use sourodugh discard too.
  • One egg
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • One tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons of onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Salt & paper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, season chicken pieces with onion and garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Then, refrigerate the seasoned chicken pieces for at least 30 minutes for the chicken to build flavor.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400 °F when you are ready to oven fry the chicken.
  4. Prepare the sourdough starter batter in a bowl by mixing the sourdough starter with egg, butter, and baking soda. Season the batter with salt and pepper as needed.
  5. Next, take each chicken piece one by one and incorporate them well inside the batter.
  6. Lay them on a greased sheet pan. Leave enough room between them, so they crisp up better.
  7. Oven-fried them uncovered for 45 minutes or until crispy and golden brown on both sides.
  8. ENJOY!


  • I used bone-in chicken pieces, which take longer to fry. If yours is otherwise, please adjust for cooking time!
  • If you prefer thick sourdough crust (bread crust) on the chicken, let the chicken pieces have more batter. I like them with the thin crust!
  • Use a cast-iron sheet pan to oven-fry the chicken. This will result in a better golden-brown crust on both sides of the chicken pieces.
  • I use a 15.5 x 10.5 Inch cast-iron sheet pan.
  • For extra crispiness, broil them for a minute in the end.