Aunt Hazel's Buttermilk Fried Chicken

My Aunt Hazel was born and raised on a farm in Arkansas. She made the best fried chicken ever!

Aunt Hazel's Fried Chicken


  • 1 (2 1/2 to 3 1/2) pound fryer chicken, cut up
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • Cooking oil for frying


  1. Place chicken in a 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Cover with buttermilk and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Combine flour and seasonings. Place in a brown paper bag, if one is available.
  3. Drain chicken. Toss pieces, one at a time in flour mixture.
  4. Fry chicken in hot oil over medium heat. Cook for 20 minutes on each side or until juices run clear.

From the family recipe collection of Linda Jolly and Lisa Stephens.