Buttermilk fried chicken

Buttermilk Fried Chicken is a timeless classic that stands as a testament to the comfort and soulfulness of Southern cuisine. Revered not only for its crisp exterior and juicy interior but also for the depth of flavor imparted by the buttermilk marinade, this dish is more than just food—it’s a celebration of tradition, comfort, and the simple joy of cooking. Crafting the perfect Buttermilk Fried Chicken at home invites you to partake in this rich culinary heritage, creating a meal that’s not just delicious but also deeply satisfying. Whether gathered around the family table, hosting a casual get-together, or simply indulging in a personal treat, this recipe promises to deliver a taste of home-cooked perfection.


For the Marinade:

  • 2 cups of buttermilk
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of paprika (smoked or sweet, based on preference)
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (adjust according to heat preference)
  • 8 chicken pieces (legs, thighs, breasts, wings)

For the Coating:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of cornstarch (for extra crispiness)
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
  • Oil for frying (vegetable, canola, or peanut oil recommended)


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