Buttermilk Fried Chicken

  • 30 mins total
  • 15 mins prep
  • 15 mins cook
  • serves 4 

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Buttermilk fried chicken.

Fried chicken!! Yesterday we were in the mood for fried chicken. I know, I know… I never prepared it and seldom we fry food in my house.  Last night as a result it was another fun experience.

Chicken on hand, the search for the perfect recipe began. In my never ending drawer of recipes I found an old family recipe handed down to us.  Perfect!! Just for fun, I decided to look for one with buttermilk. First of all I found a few too many. Therefore I decided to incorporate all of them together hence preparing my own version of buttermilk fried chicken.

The “Buttermilk Skillet Fried Chicken” was easy to put together.

Now to the frying pans.  Having so much chicken to cook and having a Wolfe six burners, I decided that instead of cooking the chicken in batches, I used my large skillets and cook all the chicken at once. Everyone out of my kitchen, the cooking started.
Consequently by using three different pans, I must say, it was an eye opener on how so much different skillets cooks.  I prefer de Buyer over Lodge or Lincoln for cooking fried food. Better heat distribution, cooked more evenly, took less time, less burning.

Seeing that we were in a Southern kind of mood, seems like natural to prepare creamed corn with bell pepper as a side dish.  Green salad a must.

Buttermilk fried chicken definitely will return to grace our dishes and satisfy our soul.

Please keep children’s out of the kitchen, but most of all use a splatter guard for the cooking, Never take your eyes off the pans. Turning the chicken with the thongs rather than a fork, it gives you a distance from the pan.  Hence less of risk of burning by splatter.

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Nutrition Facts
Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1385 Calories from Fat 648
% Daily Value*
Fat 72g111%
Saturated Fat 21g131%
Cholesterol 387mg129%
Sodium 3887mg169%
Potassium 1112mg32%
Carbohydrates 78g26%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 97g194%
Vitamin A 1630IU33%
Vitamin C 7.3mg9%
Calcium 150mg15%
Iron 9.1mg51%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Buttermilk Fried Chicken

  • 30 mins total
  • 15 mins prep
  • 15 mins cook
  • serves 4 


Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 3 to 4 pound drumstick, thight and breast of chicken
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg(s)
  • 3 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch


  1. Clean all the chicken pieces well, remove skin if desired. Using 1 tablespoon salt and ½ tablespoon pepper, season the chicken well all over.

  2. In a medium bowl whisk the buttermilk, egg and ½ cup of water.

  3. In a large glass baking pan mix together: flour,1 tablespoon salt, ½ tablespoon pepper, paprika and cornstarch. Mix well.

  4. Dip chicken in buttermilk then on flour mixture. shaking off any excess flour.

  5. In a large heavy bottom skillet heat the oil to a depth of ¾”. When oil is hot but not burning add the chicken to the skillet making sure that it is not crowding the pan. Fry chicken turning with thongs so it brown evenly. About 10 to 13 minutes.

  6. When the chicken is done place on a paper plate and serve immediately.


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