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Easy Buttermilk Fried Chicken

I always enjoy my fried chicken when cooking using this recipe. The chicken always turns our crispy, juicy, tender, and tasty as well. Buttermilk is indeed the secret to tender and juicy fried chicken. I hope that you give this recipe a try.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 1158kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 lb. chicken cut into serving pieces
  • 2 cups cooking oil

Marinade ingredients

  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

Breading Ingredients

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika


  • Combine chicken with marinade ingredients in a bowl. Mix well. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 8 hours.
  • Combine all breading ingredients in a clean bowl. Mix well. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • While the oil is heating up, separate the chicken from the remaining buttermilk. Do not wash the chicken. Dredge each chicken piece in flour mixture until fully coated. Shake-off excess flour.
  • Once the oil temperature reaches 350F, fry the chicken for 9 to 11 minutes. Turn it over and continue frying the opposite side for 8 minutes or until the chicken gets fully cooked (165F internal temperature).
  • Remove the fried chicken from the pan. Place it on a plate lined with a paper towel.
  • Serve with chicken gravy.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 1158kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 116g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 1291mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 692IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 1mg