Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe

There’s nothing quite like the crispy perfection of Buttermilk Fried Chicken. The golden-brown crust, the juicy tenderness within—each bite is a symphony of flavors that transports you to a southern kitchen filled with warmth and tradition.


  • 4 lbs chicken pieces
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. Marinate the chicken pieces in buttermilk for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. In a bowl, mix flour, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or large skillet to 350°F (175°C).
  4. Dredge the marinated chicken in the flour mixture, ensuring even coating.
  5. Fry the chicken pieces until golden brown and cooked through, about 15-20 minutes.
  6. Remove and drain on paper towels to absorb excess oil.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy the crispy goodness!

Prep Time: 4 hours | Cook Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Indulge in the irresistible delight of Buttermilk Fried Chicken—crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside.

Nutrition Information: Calories: 450, Fat: 25g, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 28g

Concluding this culinary journey, Buttermilk Fried Chicken is more than just a dish; it’s a tradition that brings people together. The crackling sound as you bite into the crispy crust, followed by the succulent tenderness of the chicken, creates a sensory experience that’s hard to match. Whether it’s a family dinner or a gathering with friends, this recipe adds a touch of Southern charm to any occasion. So, gather your loved ones, savor the flavors, and create memories that will linger long after the last piece is devoured.

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