This Chicken Fried Recipe is so good for a few reasons:

  • To achieve crispiness on the outside while keeping the buttermilk-flour mix in a paste-like consistency, it is important to allow the mixture to cool down.
  • Most chicken fried in oil is cooked at high temperatures throughout the cooking process. However, this one is only cooked at high heat. After browning, the heat will be reduced by about 30 minutes. The temperature will be raised again towards the end to lock in the crispy texture.
  • Paprika gives chicken a smoky flavor. It also has a low smoke level, which aids in browning.

Crispy Fried Chicken Ingredients

Here are the essential ingredients to make crispy, delicious fried chicken.


You can either cut a whole four-pound chicken into pieces, or buy four pounds of breasts and drumsticks, wings, legs and/or legs at your local grocery store.


Acidic buttermilk tenderizes chicken without making it tough. It helps the flour mixture stick better to the chicken.


All-purpose flour provides buttermilk and seasonings with something to stick to while creating a crispy crust.


This crispy fried chicken recipe uses paprika (which helps to brown), salt, pepper, and garlic. To taste, you can add more seasonings and spices.


Vegetable oil has a high smoke point, making it ideal for frying chicken.


How to make Crispy Fried Chicken


  1. Beat the eggs in a large bowl. To make seasoned salt, combine the salt and pepper with the garlic powder, garlic powder, and paprika in a separate bowl. In a third bowl, add the flour.
  2. Season the chicken pieces by seasoning them with the seasoned salt. Dip each piece of chicken in the egg, then drag it through flour until well coated.
  3. Heat oil to 350°F in a large saucepan or deep fryer. Put the pieces of chicken in the oil and fry them until crispy and darkened. Cooking the legs and thighs will take more time than the wings and breast, which will take around 10 minutes.
  4. Let cool for five minutes, then remove from the heat.



A typical piece of chicken should be fried for about 14 minutes. Every piece of Chicken Fried Recipe is different so ensure that you cook it to an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit. For the best texture, white meat should be cooked at 165F.

Fried Chicken: What to Eat

Are you looking for great ideas for fried chicken side dishes? Our collection of 15 classic side dishes for fried chicken has you covered. Here's a glimpse of what you will find:

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Here are the Best Sides to Fried Chicken

  1. Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are the best accompaniment to fried chicken! This classic combination of comfort foods works so well together.

  1. Corn Casserole

Corn Casserole, a simple side dish that combines southern-style cooking with five ingredients, is easy to make. It's easy to make and it can be used as a side dish for holiday meals. It's so delicious, you might just want to eat it every day!

  1. Coleslaw

This creamy Creole Coleslaw makes a wonderful side dish for a potluck. This creamy Creole Coleslaw will give a new twist to the classic slaw. Your guests will want to know the secret recipe!

  1. Almondine from Green Bean

This green beans almondine is a lighter option. It's made with almonds and toasted in melted butter. Parsley and lemon juice are added to the buttered almonds.