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Perfect Buttermilk Fried Chicken (VIDEO)

Prepare time: 20 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Marinating Time: 4 hr
Ready in: 1 hr 5 mins
Servings: 12 pcs

Crispy and tender homemade buttermilk fried chicken recipe. This Buttermilk Fried Chicken recipe is packed with all the tips you need to make EXTRA crispy fried chicken. Once you give this a go, you won’t have it any other way!


  • Deep Pot & Tongs (for deep frying)
  • Large Mixing Bowl & Cling Film (for marinating)
  • Curved Tray or Large Flat Bowl (for dredging chicken)
  • Sharp Knife & Chopping Board (if dicing up whole chicken)
  • Kitchen Thermometer
  • Cooling Rack & Paper Towels


  • 3.3lb / 1.5kg Whole Chicken, divided (or individual bone in skin on pieces – see notes)
  • 3-4 cups / 750ml – 1litre Vegetable Oil, or as needed for deep frying (see notes)

Wet Mix:

  • 2 cups / 500ml Buttermilk
  • 1 tsp EACH: Paprika, Cayenne Pepper, White Pepper, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Salt

Dry Mix:

  • 2.5 cups / 375g Plain/All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp EACH: Oregano, Baking Powder
  • 1.5 tsp Salt, plus extra to sprinkle at the end
  • 1 tsp EACH: Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper

Click Here For Step-By-Step Instructions

Perfect Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Perfect Buttermilk Fried Chicken VIDEO


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