Man Catching Fried Chicken

Leah Stacey Recipe

By Leah Stacey CookingMaven

Pan Fry

This chicken promises to "catch a man". If he doesn't take the bait then he isn't worth having!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Spicy, savory and super satisfying, Leah's dish had us at hello! With a name like this, we figured it had to be good... and we sure weren't disappointed. Heat things up and give this chicken a fry.


8 total
chicken thighs and legs
4 c
3 c
kentucky kernel seasoned flour
1 Tbsp
baking powder
regular size bottle of veggie oil
a deep skillet (an iron skillet is preferred or a fry daddy works too!)

Directions Step-By-Step

* If you can't find Kentucky Kernel seasoned flour at the store then you are welcome to use 3 cups of self rising flour seasoned with salt and pepper* (don't worry about adding the baking powder if your using self rising flour.)
I buy my KK seasoning at Walmart but you can always order it online @ Amazon or
Wash the chicken and set a side
In a large bowl beat the eggs.
Pour the buttermilk into a 9x13 glass baking dish and add the eggs and mix together
Place the chicken into the buttermilk and egg mixture and let marinate at least an hour. (you can also cover it and let it sit overnight in the fridge)
Mix the 1TBL baking powder together with the seasoned flour. Roll the chicken pieces one at a time in the flour and place in the skillet or fryer. Put at many pieces in the skillet or fryer that will fit without crowding. Fry until golden brown. If your frying in a skillet then it's 7-8 minutes on each side or in a fry daddy @ 360 degrees for about 15 min.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southern
Hashtags: #buttermilk, #chicken

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Carol Harpel Kitzer
Jul 8, 2014
Denise - It's probably because of the acidity in the 4 cups buttermilk!
It would be like making Rhubarb Up-side Down cake in a metal pan!!
You do that once and it is FOREVER engrained in your memory!
Wait until Leah and/or others weigh in on your question!
Denise Brawner Wisley dwisley
Jul 8, 2014
Hi Leah! I have never had any luck frying chicken but I am most definitely going to print this off so I can make it!! It sounds so simple & surely, I can't go wrong - LOL! question - and it might've already been asked (and apologize if it has....) but what is the purpose of the "Glass 9x13"? I only have the 9x13 metal cake pans, is why I'm asking :) **This may sound funny or odd...but seems just by looking at your photo...I'm getting a whiff of Fried Chicken like my Grandma used to make :)**

Thank you!
Bella AZ BellesAZ
Jul 7, 2014
OK, with this title, I had to take a peek. I'm always on the lookout for great fried chicken to cook in my new Lodge Cast Iron chicken pot! I'm just not sure if once I catch the man, I would want to keep him. LOL, teasing!
Leah Stacey CookingMaven
Jul 7, 2014
hmmm I'm not sure what you could be doing wrong. I've not had that problem. The egg helps bind the flour mixture onto the chicken. Maybe google the problem. Sorry I couldn't be more help.
Faith Hooper McDonnell Cuchulain
Jul 7, 2014
Hi: Sounds delicious, but every time I try to make fried chicken, the "fry" falls off the chicken! What am I doing wrong? Thanks.