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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
Author: Diane Roark @Recipes for our Daily Bread




  • 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!


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