Buttermilk Fried Chicken

It's the classic fried for me!

Marinating chicken in buttermilk adds extra tenderness and moisture to the chicken, while the hot sauce ensures consistent spice flavor in every bite!

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 17 min Cook Time 27 min Total Time 44 mins Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


It's the classic fried for me!



  1. Rinse chicken pieces and pat dry with paper towels.

  2. Place chicken in a plastic snap or zip bag (no more than 4 in a bag); add hot sauce and buttermilk, mix, seal and place in refrigerator for two hours or overnight.

  3. Combine the flour, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, and Creole seasoning in a bowl and mix with a fork until blended

  4. After chicken is done marinating, pour all contents into another bowl.

  5. Add oil to a cast iron or heavy bottomed skillet and heat on medium high until oil is at 350 degrees.

  6. In batches, coat chicken in seasoned flour, shake off excess, and place in skillet; fry for 8-10 minutes on each side, or when cooked through.

  7. Once cooked through, place on cooling rack until ready to serve.

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