How to make it

  • Heat oil in large, cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Only add enough oil to come up the sides of the skillet about an inch.
  • In one shallow dish, add buttermilk.
  • In another shallow dish, add flour, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper, if using.
  • Dip chicken in buttermilk then dredge in flour.
  • Fry chicken, without overcrowding the skillet, over medium-high heat until all the pieces are brown on all sides.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook for 25 minutes.
  • Remove the lid, increase the heat to medium-high and continue cooking until chicken is deep golden brown and juices run clear when pierced.

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    " It was excellent "
    angelgirl94 ate it and said...
    My mom taught me how to fry chicken and I too burned a lot of chicken before I got it right. For me, fried chicken has got to be well seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and lots of cayenne pepper and fried in a cast iron skillet. I only fry in about an inch of oil. To me, deep frying is a waste of oil and the chicken always came out still raw at the bone anyway. Last but not least, always have hot buttered biscuits on the table. Thanks for a great recipe and a trip down memory lane. :)
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  • jolielives 8 years ago
    Thank you for your recipe. I imagine it's my turn to mess up some fried chicken before I get it right. But why not? I have a beautiful dog who will thank you for getting me into this. Yes, I'll make sure she doesn't get any bones.
    I was actually scrolling through the Foodie Photos & saw the picture you have as your image & thought how divine it looked & wandered here looking for it. But just for making me want to cook fried chicken I'm giving you a 5. Thanks for all the yummy ideas!!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    cuzpat ate it and said...
    I learned long ago from my grandma how to cook chicken, she never cook fast, she would cook on medium to low fire under the skillit, plus she only used Crisco Shortings and no bottle type oil that she said was too oily!, she did almost all the things listed above except buttermilk
    and cook the chicken for about 55 minute or when checking to see if it no longer bloody inside near the bones!, never had a bad chicken meal and she lived until 1984 at the age of 84 and a half
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    " It was excellent "
    donman ate it and said...
    High 5 :)
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  • diannehocut 8 years ago
    Hi, Famina! Glad to see you posting and love Fried Chicken. We are up here in Tyson Chicken Country so we better like it! 5UP

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  • famina 8 years ago
    To be honest, it's really not an option in my book either. It was hard for me too. I think some things that helped was the type of oil I used, keeping the temperture right and the amount. Once I got those things down, it got a lot easier. But I messed up a lot of good chicken before I did.
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    " It was excellent "
    hot_it_up ate it and said...
    Cayenne ain't no option :). Fried chicken was one of the hardest things for me to get right when learning to cook. \0


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