Frying perfectly crispy buttermilk fried chicken in your home is easy enough for anyone to do! I've put together a crispy buttermilk fried chicken recipe that delivers that satisfying crunchiness and tender juiciness you want in your fried chicken.
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Southern
Keyword Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Deep Fried, Whole Chicken
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 51minutes
Resting Time 1day
Total Time 1day1hour1minute
Electric Deep Fryer
Large Mixing Bowl
Medium Mixing Bowl
2 Cooling Racks
2 Half Baking Sheets
Instant Read Digital Thermometer
Buttermilk Brine Ingredients
1/4CupGranulated White Sugar
Flour Coating Ingredients
2CupsAll Purpose Flour
1TspWhite PepperOptional for Heat
Place chicken pieces into your large mixing bowl.
Add in your granulated white sugar, cayenne pepper, and kosher salt.
Mix to combine so your ingredients are homogenous and your chicken is fully coated and covered in the mixture.
Cover your bowl in saran wrap and place on a shelf in your fridge for up to 12 hours to allow the buttermilk brine mixture to penetrate the chicken.
In your medium mixing bowl add your flour, corn starch, baking powder, kosher salt, cayenne pepper, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, and white pepper (if desired). Mix by hand or with whisk until homogenous.
Remove your chicken from the fridge and one by one remove the chicken pieces from the buttermilk brine, allow the excess liquid to drip off, then coat thoroughly in your flour mixture.
Ensure every nook and cranny is completely coated in the flour mixture, then tap off the excess flour on the side of the bowl and place the chicken pieces onto cooling racks set upon baking sheets. Repeat for all chicken.
Rest in the Fridge
Place your baking sheets with the chicken pieces on them on the shelves in your refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours to allow the coating to combine with the buttermilk and to draw moisture out of the skin.
Remove the chicken from the fridge when the flour mixture has combined with the buttermilk to for a homogenous surface.
Heat your peanut oil in your deep fryer to 365 degrees Fahrenheit.
Fry your chicken pieces in small batches, I prefer frying the same pieces together. Wings for 10-12 minutes, legs for 12-14 minutes, thighs for 12-14 minutes, and breasts 14-16 minutes.
Once done frying, place your chicken on a clean cooling rack for 10 minutes. Enjoy once cooled down, but while still warm!
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