Buttermilk fried chicken is an all-time favorite of my family. It is so crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. This buttermilk fried chicken is perfect when you add a side of white rice and gravy. So delicious this crispy fried chicken will have you coming back for more and more!

The best buttermilk fried chicken

This southern fried chicken recipe is so simple if you follow my instructions step by step for best results. The only thing you will need for this recipe is seasonings, buttermilk, and some flour. Yep, that’s it just as simple as that. My only suggestion would be to make sure you have a meat thermometer to make sure you have your crispy fried chicken is just the right temperature!!

How to make fried chicken

The first step you will need to take is making sure your chicken is thoroughly cleaned from hair or guts depending on what type of chicken you are preparing. After you have done that place the chicken in a bowl and pat them dry with a napkin. Afterward, gather all your seasonings (creole seasoning, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Once you have done so. Place all the seasonings in one bowl and mix. Secondly, add the mixture of seasoning onto the chicken. Take your hands and mix the seasonings in with the chicken. Thirdly, add your buttermilk to the Chicken and let sit in the refrigerator for about 4 to 6 hours.

This is optional but highly recommended for a tastier buttermilk fried chicken. Lastly, add flour into a bowl and make sure to season the flour. Once the grease has reached the recommended temperature of 350 degrees add in your wings. Fry chicken for 10-15 minutes then turn the chicken and fry for another 10 to 15 minutes. If you enjoyed this recipe, you should try my Brussel sprouts with them!

Well until next time folks!!

buttermilk fried chicken

How To Make Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Buttermilk fried chicken is an all-time favorite of my family. It is so crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. This buttermilk fried chicken is perfect when you add a side of white rice and gravy. So delicious this crispy fried chicken will have you coming back for more and more!
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Soulfood
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Calories: 4070kcal

Ingredients

Buttermilk chicken

  • 1 Tbsp Seasoning salt
  • 1 Tbsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic powder
  • 4 Pound Chicken wings
  • Saran Wrap
  • 3 Cups Buttermilk
  • 1 Tsp Hotsauce optional
  • 6 Cups Vegetable oil

Flour batter

  • 3 Cups Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Seasoning salt
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp Ground black pepper

Instructions

Buttermilk Chicken

  • In a bowl add in your chicken wings
    4 Pound Chicken wings
  • Next, in separate bowl add in all your seasonings. Mix until completely combined
    1 Tbsp Seasoning salt, 1 Tbsp Ground Black Pepper, 1 Tbsp Garlic powder
  • Evenly spread that seasoning all over your chicken
  • Add in your buttermilk along with hot sauce
    3 Cups Buttermilk, 1 Tsp Hotsauce
  • Mix the chicken well into the buttermilk and place Saran Wrap over the chicken.
    Place in the refrigerator for 1 hour
    Saran Wrap
  • Add your vegetable oil in a Dutch oven
    Preheat your oil to 350 degrees
    6 Cups Vegetable oil

Flour batter

  • Add your flour to a bowl along with seasoning.
    1 Tbsp Seasoning salt, 1 Tbsp Ground Black Pepper, 3 Cups Flour, 1 Tbsp Garlic powder
  • Take the buttermilk chicken out of the refrigerator
  • Add one piece of chicken at a time to flour. Cover the entire chicken with flour
  • Add about 5 to 6 pieces of chicken to the preheated vegetable oil
    Don’t overcrowd pot with chicken
  • Allow the chicken to cook for about 6-10 minutes on one side and about 6-10 minutes on the opposite side or until the chicken internal temperature reaches 165 degrees inside. PLEASE MAKE SURE NO PINK IS ON THE INSIDE BEFORE EATING
  • Place chicken on a napkin to allow the chicken to cool for 5 minutes
  • Enjoy

Nutrition

Sodium: 15549mg | Calcium: 1077mg | Vitamin C: 10mg | Vitamin A: 2700IU | Sugar: 37g | Fiber: 15g | Potassium: 3261mg | Cholesterol: 834mg | Calories: 4070kcal | Trans Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 58g | Fat: 185g | Protein: 245g | Carbohydrates: 341g | Iron: 29mg