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BEST EVER FRIED CHICKEN

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What is my favorite food ever? Fried Chicken! If you like Fried Chicken, you will love this crunchy, juicy, flavorful best Fried Chicken Recipe!

I am going to teach you each step with tips on making this fantastic chicken.  You can make the BEST fried chicken.  Follow each step carefully, and if you have a question, please leave me a comment.

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My Favorite Food, Fried Chicken

If fried chicken is on the menu, I am ordering it.  I have found lots of restaurants who have excellent fried chicken, but honestly, I still love my fried chicken just as good.  This chicken is marinated in buttermilk and a little hot sauce.  It is juicy, very crispy, and has a beautiful, flavorful crust.  I have been working on the combination of spices for my fried chicken for years.  I love a tasty piece of chicken, and this fried chicken has a great flavor; it is genuinely the best Fried Chicken Recipe!

My secrets to frying crispy, flavorful best Fried Chicken Recipe!

First Step: Marinate

The day before you are going to fry the chicken, in a couple of large or jumbo size ziplock bags marinate the chicken in buttermilk with hot sauce.  Place the chicken in the refrigerator overnight.  You may need to use a Jumbo size ziplock bag.

No Worries!  The chicken is not hot but has lots of flavors.  This fried chicken has lots of layers of flavor beginning with the hot sauce and buttermilk.

Second Step: Spices

Mix up an incredible combination of spices using a whisk.

Add the spices to the flour, cornstarch, and baking powder.  Baking Powder is a magical ingredient.

Save a couple of tablespoons of the Spice mixture before adding it to the flour.  After the chicken comes out of the frying, you will season the chicken one more time with the spice mixture.

Third Step:  Flour the Chicken

Remove the chicken from the marinade one piece at a time and dip it into the flour and spices mixture.   Place the chicken on a large baking sheet.  DO NOT allow the chicken pieces to touch each other.

Four Step:  Rest the Chicken

Flour the chicken and allow it to rest for 15 minutes in a large pan.  Do not let it touch each other.  If you have room in your refrigerator, place the large baking sheet in it for 15 minutes.

Fifth Step: Flour the Chicken One More Time

After 15 minutes, dip the chicken back into the flour mixture and allow it to rest again for 15 minutes.  If you have room in your refrigerator, place it in it for 15 minutes.

Sixth Step: Heat Up The Oil

Heat enough oil for frying depending on what you are using to fry the chicken in.  You need enough oil to submerge completely, and completely cover the chicken.

Allow the oil to heat to 375 degrees.  The temperature will drop as soon as you add the chicken. For a more consistent temperature, cook the chicken in small batches.

Seventh Step:  Cook Chicken

Cook chicken about 15 minutes or until golden brown.  Do not overcrowd the fryer.

Eight Step: Drain & Season The Chicken

Remove the chicken with tongs on to a large baking sheet that has been lined with paper towels.

Once the chicken is done, season it thoroughly as soon as it comes out of the hot grease.

TIP:

While the other chicken is cooking, transfer your cooked drained and seasoned chicken to a large baking pan. Heat your oven to warm and place the chicken in it.

Ninth Step:

Serve hot and with honey, if you want a real treat!

Drizzle Fried Chicken With Honey

My favorite way to eat fried chicken is with a little honey drizzled on it.  The sweetness with the crunch and flavor of the chicken is indeed the best food ever.
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How To Make The Best Ever Fried Chicken Recipe

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Best Ever Fried Chicken Recipe!

What is my favorite food ever?  Fried Chicken!  If you like Fried Chicken, you will love this crunchy, juicy, flavorful best Fried Chicken Recipe!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
15 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best fried chicken, cajun, chicken, fried food, recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 516kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Enough Oil for frying depending on what you are using to fry the chicken in. You need enough oil to cover the chicken.
  • Instructions for Cooking Best Fried Chicken
  • The day before you are going to fry the chicken, place the chicken in a couple of large ziplock bags. 
  • Add the chicken, buttermilk, and hot sauce.
  • Place the chicken in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Mix the seasonings.
  • Remove one tablespoon of seasoning and save it for later.
  • Add the season into the flour, cornstarch, and baking powder.  I mix it together with a whisk.
  • Remove the chicken one piece at a time from the buttermilk.
  • Flour each piece of chicken in every crease of the chicken.
  • Leave it to rest on a large baking sheet.  Place chicken in the refrigerator if possible.
  • After 15 minutes, flour the chicken again.
  • Allow the oil to heat to 375 degrees. The temperature will drop as soon as you add the chicken.
  • Cook chicken about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove the chicken with tongs on to a large baking sheet that has been lined with paper towels.
  • Season the chicken as soon as it comes out of the oven with the remaining tablespoon of seasoning mixture.
  • Serve hot and with honey, if you want a real treat!

Nutrition

Calories: 516kcal | Carbohydrates: 89g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 1045mg | Potassium: 540mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 2115IU | Vitamin C: 22.4mg | Calcium: 294mg | Iron: 5.3mg

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What is my favorite food ever? Fried Chicken! If you like Fried Chicken, you will love this crunchy, juicy, flavorful Best Ever Fried Chicken Recipe!

31 thoughts on “BEST EVER FRIED CHICKEN”

  1. Recipe looks amazing but I have a question. When you say hot sauce would that be something like Tabasco? I live in Texas and there are lots of interpretations of hot sauce. Thanks!!

    • Marci,

      Thank you for stopping by Recipes For Our Daily Bread. You are so right! There are so many hot sauces on the market. It is used for a marinade so any of them will work as long as it is a hot pepper base sauce. It have used Texas Pete Hot Sauce. Louisiana Hot Sauce, and Frank’s Hot Sauce. I know all these of these brands work well.
      I hope you are having a wonderful summer. Thank you so much for leaving me a message. Anytime, you need me to clarify anything on my blog just leave me a comment. I will be happy to help you.
      Many Blessings,
      Diane Roark

  2. I want so badly to try this recipe. But buying buttermilk can be an issue where I live. Either its too expensive or I can’t find it. Will the homemade version work? Thats where you combine whole milk with either white vinegar or lemon juice. Thanks for your response

    • Gina,

      Thank you for checking out my Fried Chicken Recipe. I love cooking and baking with buttermilk but it does seem to be difficult to find. I have made homemade buttermilk before but never tried it to marinate chicken. With that being said, I do think it would work fine.
      Let me know if you get to try the chicken and how it turns out.

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      Blessings,
      Diane Roark

  3. I’m a lil confused but so want to make this.seasoned salt has pretty much most of ingredients listed ,do I still use seasoned salt and the rest of other spices

    • Bonnie,

      Thank you for stopping by Recipes For Our Daily Bread blog. The fried chicken recipe is extremely crunchy and flavorful. After mixing the seasonings including the seasoning salt, remove about remove one tablespoon of seasoning and save it for sprinkling over the chicken after it comes out of the fryer. The rest of the seasoning mixture you will add to the flour, cornstarch, and baking powder mixture and whisk them together.
      Again, Season the chicken as soon as it comes out of the oven with the remaining tablespoon of seasoning mixture.
      I hope you get a chance to try this chicken.
      Blessings,
      Diane Roark
      //recipesforourdailybread.com

  4. Hi, I am a fried chicken lover in my 60’s. I have a question and a comment/concern. The question is have you tried this in an air fryer, or done a quick oil fry then finished it in a pressure cooker/instant pot? I don’t fry in oil anymore. The comment/concern is the clean kitchen garbage bag isn’t made of food safe material. I think large Ziploc bags are a safer option. Thanks for your attention

    • Donna,

      Thank you for stopping by Recipes For Our Daily Bread and checking out my fried chicken recipe. I have an air fryer and a pressure cooker and love both of them. I have fried many chicken wings with similar seasonings in my air fryer, and they turn out great. When frying wings, I leave out the flour and corn starch and simply add the seasonings mixed with the Baking Powder.
      We have a restaurant in Arkansas that pressure cooks their fried chicken before frying it. It is super juicy. I have been wanting to try pressure cooking and then frying my chicken but have not done it yet. I cannot wait to give it a try.
      As for using the trash bags, I have been researching it. I had no idea it was unsafe. I will change that on my post and start using the largest Clear bag I can find. When frying chicken, I three and four times this recipe and need an extra large bag. Maybe a huge turkey bag might work.
      Thank you again for taking the time to leave me a comment.
      Blessings,
      Diane Roark
      //recipesforourdailybread.com


  5. Great post Nice Fried Chicken! I like the Fried Chicken crunchy, juicy, flavorful by looking at your post images they are really crunchy.
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    • Maiks,

      Thank you so much for stopping by Recipes for our Daily Bread. I truly love fried chicken and this recipe is amazing.
      Many Blessings,
      Diane Roark

  6. Just wanted to say 1 thing. I do outdoor frying with my turkey fryer. There are safety issues if not used properly. I have had my fair share of regular fryers for the kitchen. All the kitchen ones have had issues after 1 year… That said, I will always do my turkeys outside on propane. I just love the outdoors cooking….. However, we bought the butterball turkey fryer for the kitchen. Hands down the best fryer! We use it all the time from fried chicken to taquitos to even our own tortilla chips.

    • Daaron,

      I love fried food especially fried chicken and a deep fried turkey. You must be from the south too. Anyway, thank you for your comment about the Butterball Turkey Fryer. I truly love it way to much! I am going to have to try homemade tortilla chips. I have not thought about frying them. YUM!

      Thanks so much for stopping by Recipes for our Daily Bread,
      Diane Roark
      recipesforourdailybread.com
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    • Teresa,

      You made my day. I am so glad you stopped by Recipes for our Daily Bread and let me know you tried my fried chicken. I love fried chicken and this recipe is juicy and crunchy. YUM!
      Many blessings!
      Thanks for following,
      Diane Roark
      recipesforourdailybread.com
      ouramericantravels.com

    • Andre,

      Thank you for leaving me a comment and letting me know you tried my Fried Chicken. I am glad you enjoyed it. I truly love it.

      Many Blessings,
      Diane Roark

  7. Hey, I want a fryer like yours! I love it. I love a good fried chicken recipe, too. Even though I don’t eat it like we used to, I still love fried chicken.

  8. Diane, I need all the tip on this that I can get. So huge thank you for doing just that and definitely got to try soon the next time I make fried chicken.

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