Classic Fried Chicken

Ginny's TeamAuthorGinny's TeamCategoryDifficultyIntermediate

For a taste of the South, try this simple yet classic fried chicken recipe. The dry rub is simple; you only need flour, black pepper, salt, and cayenne pepper for a complex and delicious taste. This recipe's secret weapon is using buttermilk to dip the chicken in between tossing in the dry ingredients. Classic fried chicken is a perfect recipe for warm spring days, backyard barbecues, or a fun sit-down dinner with family and friends.

Yields8 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time25 mins
 1 chicken (cut into 8 pieces)
 1 ½ cups flour
 1 tsp ground black pepper
 1 ½ tsp salt
 ½ tsp cayenne pepper
 1 cup buttermilk
 oil for frying
1

Pat the chicken dry. In a large plastic food-safe bag, combine all dry ingredients. Dredge chicken pieces two at a time inside the bag, shaking off any excess.

2

Pour buttermilk in a shallow bowl and dip the coated chicken in the buttermilk. Place the chicken back in the flour mixture one more time to coat.

3

Heat oil to 350 degrees. Fry until golden brown. To test for done-ness, pierce chicken. When juices run clear, it's ready.

4

Drain on a wire rack for 3 minutes.

Ingredients

 1 chicken (cut into 8 pieces)
 1 ½ cups flour
 1 tsp ground black pepper
 1 ½ tsp salt
 ½ tsp cayenne pepper
 1 cup buttermilk
 oil for frying

Directions

1

Pat the chicken dry. In a large plastic food-safe bag, combine all dry ingredients. Dredge chicken pieces two at a time inside the bag, shaking off any excess.

2

Pour buttermilk in a shallow bowl and dip the coated chicken in the buttermilk. Place the chicken back in the flour mixture one more time to coat.

3

Heat oil to 350 degrees. Fry until golden brown. To test for done-ness, pierce chicken. When juices run clear, it's ready.

4

Drain on a wire rack for 3 minutes.

Classic Fried Chicken

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