Sure, here’s a recipe for Southern Fried Chicken:
- 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp paprika
- 2 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- Vegetable oil, for frying
- Place the chicken pieces in a large bowl and pour the buttermilk over them, making sure each piece is fully coated. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
- In a shallow dish, combine the flour, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Mix well.
- Remove the chicken from the buttermilk, letting any excess drip off. Dredge each piece in the flour mixture, making sure it’s coated on all sides. Place the coated chicken on a wire rack and let it sit for 10-15 minutes, which will help the coating adhere better during frying.
- Heat about 2 inches of vegetable oil in a deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat until it reaches 350°F. Carefully add a few chicken pieces at a time, being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Fry for 12-15 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the fried chicken to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil. Repeat until all the chicken is cooked.
- Serve the fried chicken hot with your favorite sides, such as mashed potatoes, coleslaw, or biscuits.
Enjoy your delicious Southern Fried Chicken!