Crispy Fried Chicken Recipe (Super Easy To Make!)

If you want a crazy delicious chicken recipe, then it has to be this recipe for The Best Southern Fried Chicken. Crispy, flavorful & absolutelydivine!


I"m from the south và we all know that Fried Chicken is a staple here. Something that you are born to love and born lớn eat! This recipe for The Best Southern Fried Chicken is one of my favorite recipes và one that took me a few years khổng lồ get just right. This recipe produces a crunchy exterior with moist chicken on the inside. The absolute perfect chicken in my opinion. Really good fried chicken takes time so don"t rush this one.

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Can I substitute the buttermilk?

No. This is non-negotiable here. If you"re are going lớn go through the trouble of making fried chicken, you will be missing out on so much flavor. It has khổng lồ be real buttermilk too. Not the stuff that you make with milk and vinegar. And overnight soak is optimal for maximum juiciness.

Why showroom cornstarch lớn fried chicken batter?

The mixture of the cornstarch & flour helps give it that extra crunchy exterior.

Can I use chicken breasts for fried chicken?

This recipe works with any cut of chicken. The key is just making sure the chicken is cooked lớn 165F degrees internal temperature.

Does you have lớn fry chicken in peanut oil?

Peanut oil has a neutral flavor that won"t compromise the flavor of the chicken. Canola oil would be my second choice.

I always see southern cooks use a cast iron skillet for frying. How come you don"t?

I deep fry my chicken in a deep fryer but you can also vì chưng this in a deep, heavy bottomed pot. I just find that you often get darker burn-like spots with a cast iron pan if you aren"t super careful.

How vì chưng I make fried chicken taste more lượt thích KFC chicken?

Well, you"ll need to use their famous 11 herbs and spices. Just substitute the garlic powder, onion powder, salt & pepper in this recipe for the following seasonings: (you will skip the step of seasoning the individual chicken & pieces and stir these seasonings in with the flour/cornstarch mixture)2 teaspoonssalt½ tablespoondried thyme½ tablespoondried basil1 teaspoondried oregano1 teaspooncelery salt½ tablespoonblack pepper1 tablespoonmustard powder2 tablespoonspaprika2 tablespoonsgarlic salt1 tablespoonpowdered ginger1 tablespoonpepper (use trắng pepper if you have it)

What should I serve with this chicken?

The possibilities are endless. Some of our favorites are: Southern Fried Okra, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Butter Swim Biscuits & Macaroni and Cheese.



whole chicken (cut up)saltgarlic powderonion powderbuttermilkhot sauceflourcornstarchblack pepperpeanut oil


Place the cut up chicken in a large bowl. Add the salt, garlic powder, & onion powder, toss tocoat the chicken in the spices.


Add the buttermilk và hot sauce to the bowl, stir untileverything is combined. Cover with plastic wrap và let marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours, but it’s best if you can let it sit overnight.

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Taking the chicken pieces one at a time, let the excess buttermilk drip off. Coat in theflour mixture, make sure the chicken is well coated. Shake off any excess. Set the chicken aside và let it sit for a few minutes until the coating starts to look a little pasty.


Fill up your deep fryer (deep cast iron skillet or dutch oven) with peanut oil (or frying oilof your choice) & preheat khổng lồ 350°F.Carefully addthe piece of chicken khổng lồ the deep fryer. Fry until golden brown, turning every few minutes.You will need khổng lồ fry in batches so you bởi not overcrowd the fryer.


Chicken is done whengolden brown và the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Depending on the size of thechicken, dark meat takes about 12-14 minutes & white meat takes 8-10 minutes.


When the chicken is done frying, place it on a paper towel lined sheet tray andimmediately sprinkle a little flaked salt on top. Continue with the rest of the chickenpieces.



Chicken needs to lớn be stored in the refrigerator. To vì chưng this, you will want to let the fried chicken cool completely before preparing to store, this will help the coating stay crisp.Place the cooked chicken in an airtight container và place it in the refrigerator where it will stay good for up to 5 days. You can reheat in the oven, microwave or an air fryer. The oven và the air fryer will help keep the skin crispy while re-heating.If you want khổng lồ freeze the fried chicken then you will want khổng lồ store in an airtight container và place in the freezer where it will stay good for up to lớn 6 months.To reheat Fried Chicken from frozen you will want to let it thaw in the refrigerator và then bake it in the oven (at 400F degrees) or use an air fryer until heated through.



If you want a crazy delicious chicken recipe, then it has to be this recipe for The Best Southern Fried Chicken. Crispy, flavorful và absolutelydivine!