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How To Cook Fried Chicken

All you need to know about: How To Cook Fried Chicken.


  • 1 whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


  • In a large bowl, combine the buttermilk, salt, and pepper. Add the chicken pieces to the bowl and mix to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Mix to combine.
  • Remove the chicken pieces from the buttermilk and place in the flour mixture. Coat the chicken pieces evenly with the flour mixture. Shake off any excess flour.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add enough vegetable oil to reach a depth of 1 inch. Heat the oil until it reaches 350°F.
  • Add the chicken pieces to the hot oil and fry for about 10 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through. Flip the chicken pieces halfway through cooking.
  • Remove the chicken from the oil and place on a plate lined with paper towels to drain.
  • Serve the fried chicken while hot.

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