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Fried Chicken Recipe

Fried chicken is a classic dish that has been enjoyed for generations. It is believed that this dish originated in the southern United States during the 18th century. It quickly became a popular meal due to its crispy coating and juicy meat. Today, fried chicken can be found in many restaurants and households around the world. In this recipe, we will be making a delicious and crispy fried chicken that can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of dietary restrictions or spice preferences.


  • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces (or you can use chicken thighs, legs, or wings)

  • 2 cups of buttermilk

  • 1 tablespoon of salt

  • 1 tablespoon of pepper

  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon of paprika

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder

  • 1 tablespoon of salt

  • 1 tablespoon of pepper

  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon of paprika

  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the buttermilk, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Add the chicken pieces and coat them evenly with the mixture. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight if possible.

  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Set aside.

  3. In a large, deep skillet or Dutch oven, heat about 2 inches of vegetable oil over medium-high heat until it reaches 350°F (175°C).

  4. Remove the chicken from the buttermilk mixture and let the excess drip off. Dip the chicken pieces in the flour mixture, making sure to coat them evenly.

  5. Carefully place the chicken pieces in the hot oil, being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Fry for about 10-12 minutes, flipping the chicken pieces occasionally, until they are golden brown and cooked through.

  6. Use a slotted spoon to remove the chicken pieces from the oil and place them on a wire rack or paper towels to drain the excess oil.

  7. Serve the fried chicken hot, with your choice of sides.

Calories and Nutrition Information:

  • The calorie count will vary depending on the size of the chicken pieces used and the amount of oil absorbed during frying. However, on average, one piece of fried chicken contains about 300-400 calories.

  • If you want to make a healthier version of this recipe, you can use skinless chicken or remove the skin before frying. You can also use a healthier oil, such as avocado or coconut oil, for frying.

  • If you have any allergy concerns, be sure to check the labels of all ingredients before using them. For example, if you have a gluten allergy, you can use gluten-free flour instead of all-purpose flour.

  • If you prefer a less spicy version of this recipe, you can reduce the amount of pepper or paprika used.

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Additional Tips:

  1. To ensure that your fried chicken is crispy and not greasy, make sure that the oil is hot enough before adding the chicken. You can use a cooking thermometer to check the temperature of the oil. It should be around 350°F (175°C).

  2. To prevent the coating from falling off the chicken during frying, let the excess buttermilk mixture drip off before coating it with the flour mixture.

  3. If you want to make a large batch of fried chicken, you can keep the cooked pieces warm in a 250°F (120°C) oven while you fry the remaining pieces.

  4. If you don't have buttermilk on hand, you can make a substitute by mixing 1 cup of milk with 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice.

  5. If you want to add more flavor to your fried chicken, you can experiment with different spices and herbs. For example, you can add cayenne pepper for a spicy kick, or dried thyme for a more herby flavor.

  6. To reduce the calorie count of this recipe, you can bake the chicken instead of frying it. To do this, coat the chicken with the flour mixture as usual, then place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 400°F (200°C) for 25-30 minutes, or until cooked through.

  7. If you want to make this recipe gluten-free, you can use gluten-free flour instead of all-purpose flour.

Overall, this recipe is a classic and delicious way to enjoy fried chicken. With a few simple tweaks, you can make it a healthier and more personalized version that suits your dietary needs and preferences.

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