Jul 072012

I found this yummy recipe at  American Gourmand recipe.

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

The seasoning mix:
3 Tbsp Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt
1 Tbsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1 tsp Cayenne
1/2 tsp White Pepper
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Onion Powder
Combine the seasoning mix.

For the chicken:
3 to 4 pounds chicken
1 Cup Whole Buttermilk (it must be whole, not the low fat stuff)
3 Cups All Purpose Flour (Seasoned with about 1 Tbsp of the seasoning mix)
Oil for frying.

Season the chicken very liberally with some of the seasoning mix.

Toss to coat evenly. You will have seasoning mix leftover.

Cover the chicken with plastic and refrigerate overnight to allow the seasonings to penetrate the meat.

The next day, remove the chicken from the refrigerator, toss in the buttermilk, then dredge very well in the seasoned flour.

When the chicken is well coated, shake off any excess, then set on a platter to let sit for about 1 to 2 hours.

Add enough of whichever fat you choose from to come about half way up the sides of a large cast iron skillet.

Heat the fat until a sprinkle of flour sizzles, or when the temperature reaches about 350 degrees F on an instant read thermometer.

Fry the chicken in batches, DO NOT overcrowd the pan or your chicken will not be crisp.

Fry equal size pieces in batches together so that they will be done at roughly the same time.

Turn the chicken often for even browning, maintaining a good sizzle in the pan, with a target frying temperature of about 300 degrees F.

The chicken is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

Let cool for a bit to let the juices settle in.

 Posted by at 12:00 PM

  19 Responses to “Buttermilk Fried Chicken”

  1. Your chicken sure looks and sounds delicious.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my CCC entry Copycat “KFC” Original Recipe Fried Chicken

    Cook Lisa Cook

  2. My husband would love to come to your house because I don’t fry food!

    • I’ve probably only fried something…maybe 3 times in the last 15 years, since I bought my first George Foreman Grill. Over the years I’ve gone through 5-6 of them.

  3. I would love to see that when I opened a picnic basket!

  4. it has been years…years…since I have made fried chicken. that sounds sooooo good.

  5. I want to dive through my screen! YUM!


  6. This looks darn good. I love the addition of white pepper.

  7. Looks good.
    Have a super week.

  8. Looks amazing! I could just imagine biting into that crispy crust. heavenly!

  9. I went with buttermilk fried chicken also. I think it is a new favorite in my house. Your chicken looks so yummy!

  10. This looks and sounds delicious. I love fried chicken even if it is soooooooo un healthy for me.

  11. That’s beautiful fried chicken! Perfect for a summer gathering.

  12. I have not made fried chicken, but if I ever did, I would want it to turn out just lime yours. It looks so yummy.

  13. That sounds delicious! I don’t fry either … I’ve never made fried chicken. Can you tell I’m a Yankee??

  14. Yes, please! Fried chicken is one my favorite treats–have you ever tried it with waffles?

  15. I haven’t made fried chicken in a long time, your post has inspired me to whip some up.

  16. I keep seeing great fried chicken skin and yours is no exception! So hungry now.


  17. Great SRC pick!

    I’m CCC #10 🙂

  18. This looks so delicious. I never fry chicken because I just can’t seem to do it right.

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