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Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Course Poultry
Cuisine American
Keyword buttermilk, chicken, poultry,
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories 1385 kcal


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

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.