Best Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe

If you're a fan of fried chicken, then you've got to try a classic buttermilk fried chicken recipe.

With juicy meat, a perfectly crispy coating, and tons of flavor, it's easy to see why this dish is so beloved.


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Place the chicken pieces in a large bowl. Pour buttermilk over them, add half the salt and pepper, and toss to coat. Chill for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight, for best results.

Combine flour, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, the remaining salt and pepper for your seasoned flour mix.

Take the chicken out of the buttermilk, let the excess liquid drip off, and generously coat it in the seasoned flour mixture.

Heat oil in a deep fryer or pot to 350–375°F (175–190°C). Fry chicken in batches for 12–15 minutes until golden brown and the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).

Remove the chicken with a slotted spoon and let it drain on paper towels before serving.

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