Crispy fried chicken on a blue plate

Grandma's Southern Fried Chicken

There is nothing better that a memory of coming home to find grandma in her apron standing over the stove frying chicken. Well maybe biting into a crispy wing or drumstick is better- you decide.
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Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 35 minutes
Course Dinner, Entertaining, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Ingredients For Soaking The Chicken

  • 4 lbs Chicken Pieces
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 3 Cups Buttermilk
  • ½ Teaspoon Celery seed
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ Teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Pepper

Ingredients for Cooking the chicken

  • 6 Cups Vegetable Oil
  • 3 Cups Flour
  • 1 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ Teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Pepper

Instructions
 

Prep Instructions

  • Add the raw chicken pieces to a large bowl
  • Pat dry with a paper towel
  • Add buttermilk, celery seed, garlic, onion powder, cayenne, paprika, salt, and pepper
  • Mix thoroughly and ensure the chicken is fully submerged, cover and soak overnight
  • (if you want to cook same day, soak chicken in buttermilk for at least 4 hrs)

Cooking Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a cast iron pot until 330- 335 degrees F is reached
  • In a ziplock bag add the flour and seasonings (garlic, onion, cayenne, paprika, salt, and pepper)
  • Place 1-2 pieces of chicken in the ziplock bag, shake to evenly coat the chicken in the flour mixture
  • Slowly add one piece of chicken to the oil, make sure to not drop to avoid a splash of hot oil
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, flip the chicken and cook for another few minutes
  • When you take the chicken out, place on a paper towel or cooling rack with a cookie sheet underneath to let excess oil drain
  • Use a kitchen thermometer to check the chicken internal temperature, it should be 165 degrees F
  • Before frying more chicken, check the temperature of the oil to ensure it’s still at 330-335 degrees F

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Keyword chicken, Crunchy
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