Buttermilk Fried Chicken

9.9.14

Now everyone loves fried chicken, but I decided one day to try making buttermilk fried chicken to try something a little different.

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It is a pretty simple recipe. Just season your chicken with salt and pepper, place it in a dish and cover chicken with the buttermilk. Cover with plastic wrap and let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator for about an hour. The longer, the better.

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Heat 1 inch of vegetable oil in a deep skillet over medium-high heat. Heat the oil until it’s at 350 degrees, or until a drop of flour sinks to the bottom and rises again. Mix some flour, sweet paprika, 1/2 tsp of corn starch, and garlic powder in a shallow dish. Remove the chicken from the buttermilk and shake off any excess, and roll in the flour mixture. Shake off the excess flour and place in the hot oil.

Fry until golden brown and cooked through, about 15 minutes. Drain on brown paper bags, or paper towel if that’s all you have. Then it’s ready to share!

You can use ranch dressing or BBQ sauce for dipping, but I don’t like to mess with the flavor of the chicken. Add your favorite sides and you have a wonderful meal.

Enjoy!

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