Crispy Fried Chicken is a Southern classic, loved by people all over the world. There are many ways to make it, but I have found this to be the best way. It’s a combination of hints and tips I have gathered over the years.
How to make your crispy fried Chicken more Juicer?
You can add other spices if you want, but these are the basics that I like to use.
Now it’s time to bread your chicken. I like to use a combination of flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder here as well.
Crispy Fried Chicken
I experimented with lots of recipes over the years to find the best crispy fried chicken. This is it! It's bits and pieces of hints I have heard over the years. It's more a matter of preparation and cooking method!
- 1 pound chicken,
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 cup all-purpose flour for coating
- 1 tbsp paprika
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 quarts vegetable oil for frying
- Take your cut up chicken pieces and skin them if you prefer. Put the flour in a large plastic bag (let the amount of chicken you are cooking dictate the amount of flour you use). Season the flour with paprika, salt and pepper to taste (paprika helps to brown the chicken).
- Dip chicken pieces in buttermilk then, a few at a time, put them in the bag with the flour, seal the bag and shake to coat well. Place the coated chicken on a cookie sheet or tray, and cover with a clean dish towel or waxed paper. LET SIT UNTIL THE FLOUR IS OF A PASTE-LIKE CONSISTENCY. THIS IS CRUCIAL!
- Fill a large skillet (cast iron is best) about 1/3 to 1/2 full with vegetable oil. Heat until VERY hot. Put in as many chicken pieces as the skillet can hold. Brown the chicken in HOT oil on both sides. When browned, reduce heat and cover skillet; let cook for 30 minutes (the chicken will be cooked through but not crispy). Remove cover, raise heat again and continue to fry until crispy.
- Drain the fried chicken on paper towels. Depending on how much chicken you have, you may have to fry in a few shifts. Keep the finished chicken in a slightly warm oven while preparing the rest.
We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.