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Southern Fried Chicken


Welcome to [Your Website Name], where we celebrate the heart and soul of Southern cuisine! Today, we’re bringing you an irresistible classic: Southern Fried Chicken. This recipe embodies everything you love about comfort food: crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, and bursting with flavor. Let’s dive into the culinary magic of Southern fried chicken.

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– 8 pieces of chicken (preferably thighs and drumsticks)
– 2 cups buttermilk
– 2 cups all-purpose flour
– 1 tablespoon salt
– 1 tablespoon black pepper
– 1 tablespoon paprika
– 1 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1 teaspoon onion powder
– 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
– Vegetable oil, for frying


1. **Marinate the Chicken:**
– Place the chicken pieces in a large bowl and pour the buttermilk over them. Make sure all pieces are well coated.
– Cover the bowl and let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or ideally overnight. This helps tenderize the chicken and infuse it with flavor.

2. **Prepare the Coating:**
– In a shallow dish, combine the flour, salt, black pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper. Mix well to ensure the spices are evenly distributed.

3. **Coat the Chicken:**
– Remove the chicken from the buttermilk marinade, allowing any excess to drip off.
– Dredge each piece of chicken in the seasoned flour mixture, making sure to coat it thoroughly. Shake off any excess flour.

4. **Fry the Chicken:**
– In a large, heavy-bottomed skillet or Dutch oven, heat about 1 inch of vegetable oil over medium-high heat until it reaches 350°F (180°C).
– Carefully place the chicken pieces in the hot oil, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. Fry in batches if necessary.
– Fry the chicken for about 6-8 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through. The internal temperature should reach 165°F (75°C).

5. **Serve and Enjoy:**
– Once the chicken is cooked, transfer it to a wire rack or paper towels to drain any excess oil.
– Serve your Southern Fried Chicken hot, alongside your favorite sides like mashed potatoes, coleslaw, or cornbread.

Tips for Success

– For extra crispy chicken, you can double dip the chicken pieces in the flour mixture after the initial coating.
– Make sure the oil is hot enough before adding the chicken to ensure a crispy exterior and juicy interior.
– If you prefer boneless chicken, you can use boneless chicken breasts or thighs and adjust the cooking time accordingly.


Southern Fried Chicken is more than just a dish; it’s a symbol of comfort, tradition, and culinary excellence. With this recipe, you can bring the flavors of the South into your own kitchen and create memorable meals for family and friends. So roll up your sleeves, fire up the stove, and get ready to indulge in the crispy, juicy goodness of homemade Southern Fried Chicken. Enjoy!

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