Southern Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Southern Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Traditional southern fried chicken recipes are simply chicken dusted in flour and fried crisp, but this variation uses buttermilk for a tangy twist.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Add the marinade ingredients to a bowl and whisk together.
  3. Step 3

    Add the chicken parts and toss to coat well.
  4. Step 4

    Cover with plastic wrap, making sure the chicken is submerged. Refrigerate for 6 hours. You can go overnight if desired.
  5. Step 5

    Mix together the seasoned flour ingredients in a large baking dish.
  6. Step 6

    Drain the chicken pieces and toss into the flour.
  7. Step 7

    Using your hands or tongs, toss to coat the chicken completely with the flour mixture. Shake off and reserve on a plate.
  8. Step 8

    Heat the peanut oil, or vegetable shortening, in a heavy Dutch oven to 350 F.
  9. Step 9

    Carefully add the chicken and fry for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and you have reached an internal temperature of 180 F.
  10. Step 10

    Allow to drain on a wire rack for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
  11. Step 11

    Serve and enjoy!