Southern Fried Chicken Recipe

Virginia (Ginger) Dean


Naturally, fried chicken is considered Southern cuisine. Folks young and old enjoy good fried chicken... especially home cooked. My husband says I'm the champion fried chicken cooker. Don't know about that, but everyone who has ever tried mine really loves it and wants to know how I get it so crispy. Hope my explanation of how I cook fried chicken helps you develop the skills of preparing a genuine Southern tradition.

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★★★★★ 22 votes

4 to 6
30 Min
20 Min
Deep Fry


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  • 8
    pieces chicken breast tenderloins, boneless, skinless
  • 2 c
    buttermilk, or enough to cover chicken pieces
  • 3 to 4 c
    unbleached plain or White Lily® unbleached self-rising flour
  • 1 Tbsp
    (rounded) Rumford baking powder (if using plain flour)
  • app. 3-4 c
    cooking oil
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt per cup flour used (if using plain flour)
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 c
    sweet milk (regular milk)
  • 2
  • ·
    if you fry more than one batch of chicken increase your flour and oil accordingly.

How to Make Southern Fried Chicken Recipe

About Southern Fried Chicken Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Collection: Picnic Picks!
Recipe For: The Best Chicken

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