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Homemade Southern Fried Chicken

Homemade Southern Fried Chicken

Total Time:

24hrs 105mins


24hrs 30mins


1hrs 15mins

Skill Level:



  • 1 Fryer Whole Chicken
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp Cal & Gary's Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Cal & Gary's Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Cal & Gary's Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • Seasoned Flour
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 tbsp Cal & Gary's Paprika
  • 1 tsp Cal & Gary's Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Cal & Gary's Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Cal & Gary's Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper

How to Make It

Chicken Preparation


Cut the breasts (leaving wings intact) and legs off the chicken, Remove the wing tips and reserve the back and bones for stock. Cut the breasts in half going through the rib bones. Separate the thigh and the drumstick. Marinate the chicken pieces in the buttermilk with the paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and black pepper and place in the fridge overnight.

Seasoned Flour


Make the seasoned flour by combining the flour with all the spices and mixing. Set aside.

Cooking Chicken


Set a countertop deep fryer to 315F


Prepare a dredging station on your counter with the chicken in marinade, the seasoned flour and the additional cup of buttermilk in a separate bowl.


Bread the fried chicken by taking from the marinade, dredging all over in the seasoned flour, dunking in the plain buttermilk, and then back into the seasoned flour before submerging into the deep fryer. 2-3 pieces will fit into the fryer per batch and each batch needs to cook for 12-13 minutes, so it will take about an hour total.


Place cooked chicken onto a wire rack lined sheet pan in a 150F oven to stay warm while you are cooking the rest.

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