When it comes to chicken, many mouth-watering recipes come to your mind and crave you to have something. The chicken is not just about juicy texture and taste, there can be finger-licking fried chicken as well that you will love to have again and again. Nothing is better than frying your own chicken and preparing a delicious recipe better or the same as the fast-food fried chicken.

If steps are followed carefully, you can never be failed in producing a crispy fried chicken recipe for you. What about trying this recipe this weekend? You will surely love preparing it and even your family or friends will ask you to get fried chicken every weekend. Isn’t it amazing? Getting something delicious and crispy, more than just juicy!

If you are looking for learning how to make a crispy fried chicken, let’s give it a try now! You can enjoy it hot or cold and can also be your favorite side dish when throwing a non-vegetarian party to your friends. Even kids will love it.

Every bite of this fried chicken recipe brings more flavorful crunchy and crispiness to this juicy food on the inside. This recipe is more than just preparing and cooking crispy chicken at home.

Fried Chicken Recipe
Fried Chicken Recipe

Quick Stats:

  • Prep time: 10 minutes 
  • Cooking time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Servings: 8


  • 4 pounds of chicken and cut into medium size pieces
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • Salt as per the taste
  • Ground black pepper as per the taste
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying

Method to Prepare:

  • Take the chicken pieces and skin them if you feel it is required so.
  • Take a large bowl and add all-purpose flour in it. Make sure that the amount of chicken you are using easily balances the amount of flour you have taken for a coating purpose.
  • Then, add paprika, salt, and ground black pepper into a bowl of flour. Mix all these dry ingredients well. Here, we have used paprika that will help in browning the chicken when you will fry it.
  • Take another bowl and add buttermilk in it. Then, dip chicken pieces in the buttermilk; it would be good to do this in batches. After this, put the pieces in the flour bowl. And make sure to coat them evenly from all sides.
  • Take a cookie sheet or tray and place the chicken pieces on it after coating. Now, cover them with a dish towel or you can also use a waxed paper for covering. Let the chicken pieces for a few minutes until the flour coating turns to a paste-like consistency, or for around 30-40 minutes. This step is very important for this fried chicken recipe.
  • Take a large skillet and fill it half with vegetable oil or with the oil quantity so that you can easily deep fry the chicken pieces. Heat the oil and put chicken pieces in the numbers that can easily be fried in the skillet. Fry them until they turn brown on both sides. After this, reduce the heat to low and cover the skillet to cook the chicken through, or for around 30 minutes.
  • Remove the cover and continue frying the pieces until crispy.
  • Remove the crispy chicken pieces on a paper towel and fry another batch of chicken.

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Quick Tip:

  • The frying time of chicken pieces depends on their size and thickness. Generally, it takes around 7-8 minutes to brown.
  • If you want a little kick of heat, you can add a little cayenne pepper to the bowl of al l-purpose flour.
  • You can also use cornstarch for the crispiest fried chicken recipe. You can either use the combination of all-purpose flour and cornstarch or you can also opt to have cornstarch in place of all-purpose flour to get the crispiest result.

Nutritional Value (per serving):

  • Calories – 488.9cal
  • Carbohydrates – 29.5g
  • Fat – 21.8g
  • Protein – 40.7g
  • Calcium – 62.4mg
  • Sodium – 140.1mg

Final Words

Try this straightforward homemade fried chicken recipe, more delicious than what you had eaten in the restaurant the last time.  Try this recipe and surprise everyone with restaurant-like fried chicken and gather praises.