Fried Chicken

fried chicken

Frying Chicken

I made fried chicken the other night using my electric skillet (affiliate link). Sometimes I brine the chicken overnight but I skipped that step Sunday because I didn’t decide what to make until late that afternoon.

I served this with fried green tomatoes and creamed corn.

Fried Chicken

  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 chicken, cut into 10 pieces
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 -2 teaspoons salt
  • pinch of cayenne if you like it spicy
  • oil or Crisco for frying

Mix the flour, salt and peppers in a shallow bowl.

Put the buttermilk in a small bowl.

Dip the chicken pieces into the buttermilk and then into the flour mixture one at a time.

Shake excess flour off and set the chicken on a wire rack while the oil heats.

Heat 1/2" of oil to about 350F in a deep skillet or electric skillet.

Lay the chicken pieces in the hot oil skin side down. Cook about 15 minutes. Monitor the oil--you may want to turn it down a little.

Turn the chicken pieces and cook another 15-20 minutes, until cooked through.

Take the chicken out of the frying pan and lay on a brown paper bag to drain. Let sit about 10 minutes before serving.