Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Finger-lickin’ fried chicken?? Yes PLEASE. This recipe is not only delicious but incredibly easy to make. I don’t fry food very often but when I do… I make sure it’s the ultimate. Try it out for yourself!

  • Author: Everyday Gourmet with Blakely



1 fryer chicken, cut (ask your butcher to do it for you!)
3 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup hot sauce of your choice
4 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon pepper
2 tablespoons onion powder
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
4 eggs
1/2 cup water
Oil, for frying (I use peanut or vegetable!)


The first thing you want to do is put your chicken in a ziplock bag along with the buttermilk and hot sauce. Mix it all together and put it into the fridge to let it marinate for at least 2-3 hours or overnight
Heat oil up to 350 degrees F
Take out the chicken and use paper towels to dry completely
In another ziplock bag add the flour,salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne, and shak it up to combine
In a bowl whisk together the eggs, water, salt, and pepper
Now it’s time to fry! Taking a piece or two at a time add them into the ziplock bag with the flour, seal shut, and give it a good shake to coat. Take out of the flour mixture and put it into the egg wash, coating completely and draining off the excess. Add the chicken back into the flour mixture one more time giving it another coat
Shake off the excess flour and put into the hot oil
Depending on the size and thickness of the meat, most pieces will take about 15 minutes to cook completely , flipping the chicken constantly
Once the chicken is golden brown (and delicious) take out of the oil and set on paper towels to soak up all the extra grease and liberally sprinkle with coarse salt
Serve while still hot and prepare yourself for the best fried chicken ever. Enjoy!