Crispy Fried Chicken Recipe

Enjoy the crispy, juicy goodness of homemade fried chicken with this easy-to-follow recipe. Perfect for family dinners or gatherings with friends, this dish is sure to be a hit!

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken pieces in a large bowl and pour the buttermilk over them. Ensure all pieces are submerged. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best results.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, salt, black pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. Mix well to ensure the spices are evenly distributed.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or deep fryer to 350°F (175°C).
  4. Remove the chicken pieces from the buttermilk, allowing any excess to drip off.
  5. Dredge the chicken pieces in the seasoned flour mixture, ensuring they are evenly coated. Shake off any excess flour.
  6. Carefully place the coated chicken pieces into the hot oil, making sure not to overcrowd the skillet or fryer. Fry in batches if necessary.
  7. Fry the chicken for about 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally, until golden brown and crispy. The internal temperature should reach 165°F (75°C) for safe consumption.
  8. Once cooked, transfer the fried chicken to a wire rack or paper towels to drain any excess oil.
  9. Serve hot and enjoy the deliciousness of homemade crispy fried chicken!

Note: You can adjust the seasonings according to your taste preferences. Feel free to add cayenne pepper for some extra heat, or substitute buttermilk with regular milk if desired.

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