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Classic Fried Chicken: Crispy and Delicious


Classic Fried Chicken: Crispy and Delicious






Fried chicken is a beloved dish that has become a staple in many households.


With its crispy golden exterior and juicy, flavorful interior, it’s no wonder this dish is a favorite for many.

This recipe will guide you through making perfectly fried chicken that’s sure to satisfy your cravings and impress your family and friends.


8 chicken drumsticks (or any preferred chicken pieces)

2 cups buttermilk

2 large eggs


2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Vegetable oil (for frying)



Marinate the Chicken:

In a large bowl, combine the buttermilk and eggs. Whisk until well blended.


Add the chicken pieces to the buttermilk mixture, ensuring they are fully submerged. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or overnight for best results.

Prepare the Coating:

In a separate large bowl, combine the flour, salt, black pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. Mix well to evenly distribute the spices.

Coat the Chicken:

Remove the chicken pieces from the buttermilk mixture, allowing any excess to drip off.

Dredge each piece of chicken in the seasoned flour mixture, ensuring it is fully coated. Shake off any excess flour and set aside on a wire rack.

Heat the Oil:

In a large, deep skillet or Dutch oven, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat until it reaches 350°F (175°C). The oil should be about 2 inches deep.

Fry the Chicken:


Carefully add a few pieces of coated chicken to the hot oil, being careful not to overcrowd the pan.

Fry the chicken for 12-15 minutes, turning occasionally, until it is golden brown and crispy. The internal temperature should reach 165°F (74°C).

Remove the fried chicken from the oil and place it on a wire rack or paper towels to drain any excess oil.


Allow the fried chicken to rest for a few minutes before serving.

Serve hot, paired with your favorite sides such as mashed potatoes, coleslaw, or cornbread.


For extra crispy chicken, double-dip the pieces by repeating the buttermilk and flour coating process.

If you prefer a spicier kick, add some cayenne pepper to the flour mixture.

Make sure the oil temperature remains consistent while frying to ensure even cooking.


Classic fried chicken is a dish that never goes out of style.

Its irresistible combination of a crunchy coating and tender meat makes it a favorite for any occasion.

Whether you’re hosting a family dinner or a casual get-together, this fried chicken recipe is sure to be a hit. Enjoy the delicious taste of homemade fried chicken!


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