When it comes to chicken, there isn’t anything more delicious than a juicy, crusty piece of finger-licking good fried chicken.

If you’ve ever wanted to make your own fried chicken, now is the time to try!

List of Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make the crispiest fried chicken of your life: 

  • Chicken : Cut a four-pound whole chicken into pieces or purchase four pounds of breasts, drumsticks, wings, legs, or thighs at the grocery store. 
  • Buttermilk: Acidic buttermilk tenderises the chicken without making it tough. In addition, it helps the flour mixture stick to the chicken.
  • Flour: All-purpose flour gives the buttermilk and seasonings something to stick to while ensuring a wonderfully crispy crust.
  • Seasonings: This crispy fried chicken recipe calls for paprika (which helps with browning), salt, and pepper. You can add more spices and seasonings to taste.
  • Oil: Vegetable oil is perfect for frying chicken because it has a high smoke point.

How to cook

  • Combine the flour, paprika, salt, and pepper in a zip-top bag. Seal the bag and shake until well combined.
  • Pour buttermilk into a shallow bowl, then dip the chicken (on both sides) until it’s soaked in buttermilk. 
  • Place the soaked chicken in the bag with flour mixture, seal, and shake to coat. 
  • Transfer the coated chicken to a baking sheet, and cover. Allow the flour coating to become a paste-like consistency. 
  • Pour the oil into a skillet and bring it to high heat. Brown the chicken on both sides, reduce the heat, cover the skillet, and cook for about 30 minutes.
  • Remove the cover, return the heat too high, and fry until extra crispy. Drain the chicken on paper towels.

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