Southern classic fried chicken without buttermilk is the new thing. Maybe? Crispy southern fried chicken with just the right amount of seasoning. I will always love my cast iron mac and cheese but let’s be honest here. It takes up a ton of time. So, I made it much easier for you to make this dutch oven-fried chicken.

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Why should you make this Southern classic fried chicken

Southern classic fried chicken without buttermilk has been around for a while. It is no secret that it is the quickest way to enjoy delicious, dairy-free fried chicken. You should make this simply because it’s the quick and easy version that will leave you with the juiciest southern fried chicken ever!!!

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Ingredients for this Southern Classic fried chicken without buttermilk

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This is the best southern classic fried chicken recipe without buttermilk. The ingredients are kept to a minimum. I am super excited to bring this recipe to you. Enough of my yapping. Let me give you these ingredients for this fried chicken recipe without buttermilk or eggs.

Chicken drumsticks- You don’t have only to use chicken drumsticks. You can pretty much use any cut of meat. I also used fried chicken thighs in this recipe as well.

Seasoning Salt- this ingredient is what makes the chicken super delicious and full of flavor.

Garlic Powder- Chicken fried with garlic powder is the ultimate game changer. The garlic powder gives the chicken a tremendous amount of flavor.

Black Pepper- This pan-seared chicken tastes extremely good and crispy but not too spicy. Just a hint of spice.

See the full recipe card below for all the ingredients and measurements.

How to make fried chicken without buttermilk?

Buttermilk fried chicken without milk is easy and can be made within minutes. The only thing you will need to do is the season and fry your southern fried chicken up.

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Preheat your oil to 350 degrees
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Clean, wash, pat dry, then season your meat well
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Add your chicken to a bag of seasoned flour and shake well
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Place into grease for 15 minutes or until the inside temper reaches 165 degrees.
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Let sit for 5 minutes

Can I use other meat instead of chicken?

Guess what you don’t only have to use chicken like this southern classic fried chicken without buttermilk recipe calls for, but you can also use this recipe for pretty much any other meat, such as pork chops and turkey, just to name a couple.

What equipment do you need?

You will need a deep pot to make this recipe. I used the handy cast iron dutch oven that I got from Amazon. You are also going to need a grease thermometer for frying the chicken at the correct temperature. That’s pretty much all you will need for this recipe!

Storage

I want to start off by saying that this classic fried chicken recipe can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Once you have this chicken nicely fried, have some leftovers to store. You can then store them in an airtight container or a Ziplock bag or wrap in aluminum foil and place them in the refrigerator.

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How to reheat chicken

You can reheat chicken in so many ways. You can warm the chicken in the microwave, oven, or even the air fryer. For the microwave, you will need to place your Southern classic fried chicken in the microwave for one minute. For the air fryer, preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees, then place the chicken into the air fryer, making sure not to overcrowd the chicken. Allow to cook for about 3 to 5 minutes, and enjoy. The same rules apply to the oven.

Tips

  • The chicken will rise to the top once it’s done frying
  • Always allow your meat 5 minutes before eating
  • Use a meat thermometer to make sure the inside temperature is at 165.
  • Use a cast iron Dutch oven

Common Questions

Best oil for frying chicken

I think the best oil for chicken fried chicken is vegetable oil. I use vegetable oil because it’s clean and has a neutral flavor. Also, vegetable oil has a high smoke point, so it’s much better to use when frying chicken instead of any other oil that may burn easily.

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What can I use instead of buttermilk to fry chicken

When frying this classic southern fried chicken, you don’t need to use buttermilk. You could soak your chicken in yogurt before you fry them.  Yes, that’s right, I said yogurt fried chicken, folks. Lol

Well, until next time, folks.

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Southern Classic Fried Chicken Without Buttermilk

Southern classic fried chicken without buttermilk is the new thing. Maybe? Crispy southern fried chicken with just the right amount of seasoning.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 People
Cost: 10

Ingredients

  • 8 Small Pieces of chicken thighs and chicken legs
  • 2 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tablespoon Black Pepper
  • 2 Teaspoon Seasoning Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Paprika
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • Vegetable Oil Enough to cover chicken

Flour Seasoning

  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder To your liking
  • 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper To your liking
  • 1 Teaspoon Seasoning Salt To your liking
  • 1 Teaspoon Paprika To your liking

Instructions

  • Add a Dutch oven pot to the stove on medium-high. Allow the grease to hit a 350 degrees temperature. Use a grease thermometer to know if it’s at that temperature
    Vegetable Oil
  • To a bowl add your washed and patted dry chicken
    8 Small Pieces of chicken thighs and chicken legs
  • Season your chicken and rub in all of the ingredients
    2 Tablespoon Garlic Powder, 2 Tablespoon Black Pepper, 2 Teaspoon Seasoning Salt, 1 Tablespoon Paprika
  • Next, in a ziplock bag, add the flour along with seasonings. Close the ziplock bag and shake well.
    2 Cups Flour, 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder, 1 Teaspoon Seasoning Salt, 1 Teaspoon Paprika, 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • Add chicken in and the bag and shake well again
  • Place your chicken in the hot grease making sure not to overcrowd the pot.
  • Allow too deep fry for 10 to 15 minutes for smaller chicken or until inside temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes and enjoy.

Notes

  • The chicken will rise to the top once it’s done frying
  • Always allow your meat 5 minutes before eating
  • Use a meat thermometer to make sure the inside temperature is at 165.
  • Use a cast iron Dutch oven