Buttermilk Fried Chicken (Easy and Crispy)

Buttermilk Fried Chicken (Easy and Crispy)

Buttermilk Fried Chicken (Easy and Crispy)

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Today’s 1-hour recipe is an attempt to copycat one of our favorite chicken recipes. In other words, learn how to make your own perfect KFC style Buttermilk Fried Chicken (Easy and Crispy) recipe. Yes, you can make Milk Kefir Fried Chicken at home and impress your friends and relatives by its outside crispiness and inside tenderness. With our tips a homemade version will be even better that the original one because it could be highly customized for your taste and preferences (if you wish to explore more). If not, it’s OK as well, just follow the steps and enjoy the culinary ride.

As always, there are some useful tips that might help you achieve the best results.

Firstly, you can use any Buttermilk. We used homemade Buttermilk.

Secondly, always marinade before frying.

Thirdly, the choice of herbs is up to you. We recommend you the classic style option.

As always, we share with you only the recipes that we made many times and selected as per the strict criteria for busy families that care about the budget and health.

Servings: 9


5 pound chicken
1 tsp salt

2 cups buttermilk
1 tsp black pepper

0.25 tsp cayenne
1 tsp paprika

0.5 tsp white pepper
1 tsp each herb (oregano, thyme, rosemary, sage)

for the seasoned flour:
1 tsp salt

2 cups flour
1/2 tsp paprika
0.5 tsp white pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
0.5 tsp onion powder

1/4 tsp cayenne

2 1/2 quarts vegetable oil for frying (sunflower)



  1. In a large bowl, place the chicken pieces, add salt, black pepper, paprika, cayenne, white pepper and herbs (oregano, thyme, sage and rosemary). Mix it well and combine with the buttermilk. Marinade it for 4-6 hours.
  2. Make seasoned flour by mixing together flour, salt, paprika, cayenne, white pepper, garlic powder & onion powder. Dredge the chicken in the flour mixture, so it will be nicely coated all over.
  3. In a deep skillet or Stainless Steel Casserole, heat 1 inch of oil to 300°F. We are using Stainless Steel Casserole for this recipe. Set a rack over a baking sheet; line with paper towels. Fry the chicken in batches at 300°F, turning once, until golden , 15 to 18 minutes. Transfer the chicken to the paper-lined rack and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

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Certainly, yummy and easy recipes make our life much better and KFC Buttermilk Fried Chicken will add a lot of culinary joy. In addition, check other related recipes starting with Homemade Buttermilk and continue with delicious chicken recipes at our website:

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As you already know, homemade Kefir is a fantastic source of many nutrients.

Also, from culinary point of view Buttermilk is an essential ingredient for cooking a lot of yummy recipes including cakes, pancakes, dough, cottage cheese and many more.

Finally, stay tuned as we are planning to show you our simple step by step recipes  which are updated frequently. Moreover, we focus on the healthy recipes only. No doubt, this exactly matches our strategy as well as our promise to our customers is “Best recipes for busy families”.

Certainly, all the best recipes for busy families have been thoroughly tested by us. In conclusion, we have to confess: we only recommend recipes and kitchen appliances that we use and like.

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