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Fried Chicken Recipe

Homemade Fried Chicken Recipe

This Fried Chicken Recipe is soaked in buttermilk and is super crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside. A great and easy dish that is perfect to entertain guests or host a game day.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Fried Chicken Recipe
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 3 servings
Calories 990kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 4- pound chicken cut into pieces
  • vegetable oil for frying


  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups pickle juice
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce optional


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder


  • Cut the chicken and discard the backbone. We usually cut the chicken into 8-10 smaller pieces.
  • Add pickle juice and buttermilk to a large bowl, stir to combine. For a spicier kick, add some hot sauce as well.
  • Next, add the chicken pieces into the mixture. Set aside for 30 minutes, or refrigerate for up to 24 hours.
  • In a medium shallow bowl mix flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.
  • Place a wire rack onto a baking sheet and set it nearby.
  • Remove one chicken piece from the buttermilk mixture, toss it well into the flour mixture, and place it onto the prepared cooling rack. Let it sit for 20-30 minutes.
  • To save time, you can add the flour mixture to a large baking dish, dump the chicken into it, and toss to combine, before placing it onto the cooling rack.
  • Place a large/deep frying pan and fill it 1/2 full with oil. Heat oil to 365 degrees and fry the chicken in batches careful not to overcrowd it. Cook chicken for 10 or more minutes, until crispy and golden brown.
  • Remove and set aside on a cooling rack placed on top of paper towels, to drain chicken of excess oil.
  • Serve with your favorite sauce and enjoy.



Calories: 990kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 68g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 235mg | Sodium: 5596mg | Potassium: 967mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1850IU | Vitamin C: 19.6mg | Calcium: 234mg | Iron: 7.3mg