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Buttermilk Fried Chicken


I love fried chicken and this is a great recipe. Adjust the seasonings to your own taste. This is a basic recipe which you can customize to your liking. I don't know what it is about marinating the chicken in the buttermilk. It just does something to it that makes it very tender and oh, so delicious.


  • 1 broiler-fryer chicken cut into pieces
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Vegetable oil for frying
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  1. Place chicken parts into a large bowl. Pour the buttermilk over chicken and marinate for 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Combine the flour, salt, paprika and pepper, mixing well to combine.
  3. Remove chicken from buttermilk and place in flour mixture coating all sides well.
  4. Pour 1 to 2 inches of oil in skillet and fry until one side is golden brown, then turn and brown other side approximately 20 minutes total.
  5. Remove chicken and place on a paper grocery bag to drain off excess grease, (or you can brown on both sides until lightly golden 5 to 8 minutes, remove and place on a paper grocery bag to absorb excess grease, then place on a baking sheet and place in a preheated 350 degree F oven until juices run clean. This is the method I prefer. I don't like real greasy fried chicken, crispy is what I like).

Posted by bettyboop50 at Recipe Goldmine April 2001.


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