Living in the south, we tend to have some pretty amazing food, and our best southern fried chicken recipe is no different. This is a straightforward, easy to do fried chicken recipe. Mashed potatoes and biscuits are of course a great choice for a side item.

Feel free to spice your batter or chicken with whatever seasonings that you think would taste great. Cooking is so much about experimenting, so don’t be afraid to try your own seasonings and let us know your changes!

How to Make It

Step 1

Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place chicken in a shallow dish or large zippable plastic bag, and add buttermilk. Cover or seal, and chill at least 2 hours (for best results).

Step 2

Remove chicken from buttermilk, discarding buttermilk. Dredge chicken in flour.

Step 3

Pour oil to a depth of 1 1/2 inches in a deep skillet or Dutch oven; heat to 360°. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time; cover and cook 6 minutes. Uncover chicken, and cook 9 minutes. Turn chicken; cover and cook 6 minutes. Uncover and cook 5 to 9 minutes, turning chicken the last 3 minutes for even browning, if necessary. Drain on paper towels.

That’s it, simple as that and you have the best southern fried chicken there is.

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