My Mama's Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Zelda Hopkins


From the time I was a little girl I can remember my Mother making our Sunday Dinner this way. She always soaked our chicken overnight in buttermilk. Then she would season it and fry it until it was a goldren brown.It was truely a tradition at our house. Hope you enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


★★★★★ 3 votes

serves 8
15 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 box
  • 2 large
    4lb. chickens cut into 16 pieces
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    cavenders seasoning
  • 1/4 c
  • 3 large
  • 2 c
  • ·
    vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder

How to Make My Mama's Buttermilk Fried Chicken


  1. Rinse the chicken, place cut up pieces in large bowl and cover with carton of buttermilk. Cover with foil and place in fridge overnight. In a medium size bowl combine flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Cavender's Seasoning. Mix thourghly. Then in another bowl beat eggs, and 1/4 cup of milk together. Heat 3 inches of oil to 350degrees in a dutch oven. Dip the chicken pieces first into the egg mixture and then into the flour, shaking off any excess. Fry the chicken, in batches if necessary, until Golden brown and crisp on the outside. About 13 minutes for dark meat and 10 minutes for white meat.Drain on papertowel.

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About My Mama's Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #Kids, #buttermilk

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