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Super Crispy Country Southern Fried Chicken


Welcome to the ultimate crispy chicken experience! In this video, we're going to show you the secrets behind making Super Crispy Country Southern Fried Chicken that will have your taste buds dancing with delight.

Our step-by-step tutorial will guide you through the entire process, from marinating the chicken to achieving that perfect golden-brown, shatteringly crispy crust. We'll share all the tips and tricks you need to master this classic Southern comfort food in your own kitchen.

Cooking Method
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Difficulty Intermediate
Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 20 mins Total Time: 35 mins
Servings 10
Calories 409
Best Season Suitable throughout the year

Whether you're a seasoned chef or a novice in the kitchen, our easy-to-follow instructions will have you creating a plate of fried chicken that's as good as any you'd find in a Southern kitchen. So, grab your apron, gather your ingredients, and get ready to fry up some irresistible Southern goodness.

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  • 10 - 12 medium chicken drumsticks (You can also use any chicken part you wish.)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cyene
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 large egg
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, corn starch, rosemary, paprika, celery salt, cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and thyme. Mix until well combined. Add 2 tbsp of buttermilk to the mixture and whisk once again. This will bake the coating crumbly and the chicken extra crispy. 

  2. Add the chicken to a separate bowl and pour the buttermilk over the top and crack the egg in. Season with the other tsp of salt and mix until the chicken is completely coated. 

  3. Dredge each piece of chicken in the flour mixture and set aside on a wire rack. 

  4. To achieve maximum crispiness, dredge the chicken in the buttermilk and flour mixture once again - double dredging. 

  5. Preheat your oil in a deep fryer or pan to 350 degrees F. Place the chicken in and fry for about 10 to 12 minutes until cooked though and golden brown. 

  6. Serve and enjoy your super crispy country Southern fried chicken. 

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 409kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 500mg21%
Potassium 610mg18%
Total Carbohydrate 32g11%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Sugars 2g
Protein 36g72%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.

  1. Chicken Selection: Start with high-quality chicken pieces, whether it's bone-in, skin-on, or boneless chicken. Thighs and drumsticks are often preferred for their juicy tenderness.
  2. Marinating Time: For the best flavor, marinate your chicken for at least 4 hours, or even overnight in the refrigerator. This allows the flavors to penetrate the meat and makes it more succulent.
  3. Buttermilk Bath: Buttermilk is the secret to tenderizing and flavoring the chicken. It also helps create that signature crispy crust. If you don't have buttermilk, you can make a substitute by adding 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice to 1 cup of milk.
  4. Spice It Up: Feel free to adjust the spice level to your liking. If you prefer a spicier kick, increase the amount of cayenne pepper or hot sauce in your marinade.
  5. Dredging Process: When coating the chicken in the flour mixture, make sure to press the flour mixture firmly onto the chicken to create a thick, crispy crust. Shake off any excess flour to avoid a doughy coating.
  6. Oil Temperature: Maintain a steady oil temperature of around 350-375°F (175-190°C). Use a thermometer to ensure accuracy. Too hot, and the chicken will burn; too cold, and it won't get crispy.
  7. Frying in Batches: Fry the chicken in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan, which can lower the oil temperature and result in greasier chicken. Allow enough space for the pieces to cook evenly.
  8. Draining Excess Oil: Place the fried chicken on a wire rack or paper towels after frying to drain any excess oil. This step helps keep the crust crispy.
  9. Season Immediately: Sprinkle a pinch of salt or your favorite seasoning on the chicken as soon as it comes out of the hot oil. This enhances the flavor while the crust is still hot.
  10. Rest Before Serving: Let the fried chicken rest for a few minutes before serving. This allows the juices to redistribute within the meat, ensuring a juicy bite.
  11. Serving Suggestions: Serve your Super Crispy Country Southern Fried Chicken with classic Southern sides like coleslaw, mashed potatoes, biscuits, and gravy for the ultimate comfort food feast.
  12. Safety First: Be cautious when working with hot oil. Use a deep-frying thermometer, and never leave the hot oil unattended. Keep a fire extinguisher on hand and have a lid nearby to smother any potential grease fires.

Enjoy your homemade Super Crispy Country Southern Fried Chicken, and savor the deliciousness of this Southern classic!




Keywords: Fried Chicken, Crispy Fried Chicken, Fried Chicken Recipe, Country Fried Chicken
David Hood
A Food Blogger

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Hey, I’m David Hood And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious foodHappy Cooking! 

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