Crispy Stag’s Breath Chicken

These chicken thighs are so easy to make and have a wonderful tasty spicy, fried chicken crunch.

A simple flour seasoning give this chicken so much flavour and the addition of Stag’s Breath adds a real depth of flavour that we’ve not seen in fried chicken before – the alcohol ensures a really crisp coating too. Yummy!

Serve as you wish… but we love it is a Chicken Burger best!


  • 500g Chicken thighs
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp Chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp siracha sauce (we like this Scottish hot sauce - Buffalo Sriracha!)
  • 2 tbsp Stag’s Breath Honey Whisky Liqueur
  • 1 cup cornflour
  • 1 -2 cups vegetable or sunflower oil for frying


  1. In a large bowl, mix Stag’s Breath, paprika, chilli powder, chilli flakes, mustard powder, garlic powder and siracha.
  2. Combine well then add the chicken thighs, allowing the marinade to coat the chicken evenly. If you can, let this sit overnight for the best results.
  3. Start adding the battered chicken to hot oil, carefully, and in small batches so not to crowd the pan.
  4. Fry the chicken until they cook, about 6-8 mins, depending on the size of chicken pieces.
  5. Take out the cooked chicken and place them onto kitchen paper.
  6. Serve exactly as you wish but try a brioche bun, mayo, and crunch iceberg lettuce
  7. Also works well with chicken breast fillets, drumsticks, wings - but we'd love to know what your favourite will be!