My very first video recipe on YouTube was a fried chicken video. My younger brother, who loves my fried chicken, asked me to make some- and he actually recorded me while I made the chicken. I uploaded the video, and soon after people started asking me for other recipes! Since that video was so blurry ( because of my little cheap camera), I took it down. However here I am, again, with another fried chicken recipe that I know that you will love!
When making true southern fried chicken, I believe less is better. You do not need 10 herbs and seasonings, a complicated 24 hour brine, nor a egg mixture for this chicken. This chicken is going to be crispy on the outside and extremely juicy in the inside IF you follow this recipe. Don’t try to make any adjustments because you honestly don’t need to.
The secret to this chicken is the buttermilk. Make sure you brine the chicken in the buttermilk for 3-4 hours. No more, no less. Do NOT add any seasoning, sauces, or herbs to the buttermilk. Just let the buttermilk works its magic. Be sure to watch the video below, and definitely print this recipe because it’s a winner!
True Southern Fried Chicken Recipe
- 2 lbs chicken pieces
- 4 - 6 cups buttermilk
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1 tsp poultry seasoning
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp ground white pepper 1 tsp black ground pepper
- canola or corn oil enough to deep fry with
- Rinse and trim the chicken of any excess skin and fat.
- Place the chicken in a big bowl, and fill with the buttermilk then cover.
- Place the bowl in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours.
- Drain the buttermilk from the chicken, but DO NOT rinse the chicken.
- Season the chicken with poultry seasoning, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp onion powder, and black pepper.
- Rub the seasoning all over the chicken, the set it aside.
- In a large bowl add the flour and remaining seasonings. Mix well.
- Coat the chicken with the seasoned flour 2 times.
- Heat the oil to 360, and deep fry the chicken for about 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown and there is no blood.
- Let sit for 5 minutes, then serve!
Can you make this same chicken in skillet on stove frying how long do you fry? I can’t cook but with your recipes I hope I’ll learn I need to know how to make fried cabbage also how to cook green beans have problem seasoning things how to make cornbread homemade soup using stew meat how to make greens all kinds even canned because I know you have to season would appreciate help with this and seasoning and also pinto beans oh also fried potatoes thanks!
Yes you can. Just make sure you have enough oil in the skillet to deep fry. Also do crowd the skillet. 🙂
Ms Yaya says
I would love to see more seafood! I think seafood has alot of people; including me, nervous about cooking it lol esp Salmon, Crab dishes and scallops
I this recipe to fry some chicken wings. Everyone absolutely loved this recipe, it’s a keeper. I can’t wait to try more of your recipes.
I was wondering if I could use self rising flour since I don’t have all purpose for the true southern fried chicken recipe?
You sure can! XOXO
Why no eggs?
Because the recipe doesn’t call for it.
Why will none of your videos let me view them?
Good question. They are working on my end.
Been looking for the longest time to find a good southern fried chicken recipe, and now I have found it. So easy, and love the fact you say to use your fave seasonings. What the best trick was, seasoning the meat before coating in flour. You are the first person I came across saying that, brilliant!
I’m glad that you liked the recipe!
I live in the uk and it seems that no supermarket is offering this poultry seasoning what should i do know
You can use ground sage. 🙂
What can be a substitute for poultry seasoning?
Can’t wait to try your chicken recipes. They all look yum and easy!
You can use sage, thyme, and cumin. 🙂
love your recipes
Would it make a big difference if my chicken are soaked longer in the buttermilk, i.e. overnight instead of 3-4 hours?
If you have time, I soak it longer. It does taste better if you brine overnight
Thanks for your reply. Made it! It was deeeelicious! My kids love it!
I’m glad that you liked it!
Hi Rosie,I came across one of ur video recipes on fb and am now an instant fan. Being a food lover and lover of cooking myself,I appreciate the step by step instructions and the flexibility of ur recipes. In regards to ur fried chicken recipe,which by the way looks scrumptious, I have a similiar fried chicken recipe that also calls for brining in buttermilk,however i also add hotsauce to the buttermilk,it adds that extra kick and flavor to the chicken. I cant wait to see what u post next 🙂
Sounds pretty good! Thanks for tuning in!
shonda henderson says
hi Rosie i was wondering if veg oil could be uses
Hi Shonda! Yes, you can use vegetable oil 🙂
Miss V. says
Rosie what kind of buttermilk brand dobuse. Is it specific kind or name brand. I love your recipe’s.
I buy, and use whatever is on sale. LOL
Love all your recipes
Thanks so much! XOXO
Hi girly I don’t have buttermilk what can I use instead
Hi Laura! Check out my Traditional Southern Fried Chicken recipe. No buttermilk is need for that one 😉
Hello Mrs. Rosie how are you just tried this fried chicken recipe thanks for sharing it was great I think I’ll use it from time to time when I want some fried chicken once again thanks and a job well done I think I’ll let my neighbor try some and see if she likes it I’ve tried her fried chicken and it didn’t taste to well
Thanks for trying my recipe Ms. Felicia
Rosie throws down in the kitchen y’all! Thanks boo maybe now I can keep a mannnn lol
Sara Grizzard says
Rosie, you never fail me your recipes are the bomb and you are beautiful on top that. Thanks for sharing.
Sue Caldeira says
The southern fried chicken recipe was the best ever! My family loved it, and I also made the southern greens as well. Love love love your recipes Rosie!
S. Washington says
Could I use whole wheat flour? Will that take away from the original taste?
I’ve never tried it. I would imagine it to taste different though.