How to Make Crispy Fried Chicken

  • Published on May 26, 2019
  • Learn how to make perfect Fried Chicken with the crispiest, most flavorful crunchy outside with moist and juicy meat on the inside.
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    • 6 chicken thighs
    • 6 chicken drumsticks
    • 3 cups buttermilk
    • 1/2 cup Buffalo Hot Sauce optional
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 teaspoon pepper
    Dredging Mixture
    •3 cups all-purpose flour
    •1/2 cup cornstarch
    •1 tablespoon salt
    •1 tablespoon paprika
    •2 teaspoons onion powder
    •2 teaspoons garlic powder
    •1 teaspoon dried oregano
    •1 teaspoon dried basil
    •1 teaspoon white pepper
    •1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    •1 quart vegetable oil for frying

    1️⃣In a large mixing bowl, whisk together buttermilk, hot sauce (optional, for added flavor), salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl. Add in chicken pieces. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate 4 hours.
    2️⃣When ready to cook, pour the vegetable oil in a skillet until it is about 3/4 inch deep. Heat to 350 degrees.
    3️⃣Prepare the breading by combining the flour, cornstarch, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, basil, white pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, and salt in a gallon sized resealable plastic bag or shallow dish. Mix it thoroughly.
    4️⃣Dip each piece of seasoned chicken into the wet ingredients. Shake it gently to remove the excess. Place it in the breading mix and coat thoroughly. Tap off the excess.
    5️⃣Place the breaded chicken into the 350 degree oil. Fry 3 or 4 pieces at a time. The chicken will drop the temperature of the oil so keep it as close to 350 degrees as possible. Fry each piece for 14 minutes, turning each piece over about every 2 minutes, until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
    6️⃣Remove from the oil and place on paper towels. Let them rest for at least 10 minutes before serving.
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Comments • 125

  • Awesome Time
    Awesome Time 7 days ago

    This is really good. I like it

  • Kyon De. Leon
    Kyon De. Leon 22 days ago

    this is an awesome recipe. But that salt and pepper seasoning not gonna pass as seasoning in the Caribbean.

    • Kyon De. Leon
      Kyon De. Leon 22 days ago

      ​@The Stay At Home Chef i'm still gonna try it your way n see how my taste buds feel.

    • The Stay At Home Chef
      The Stay At Home Chef  22 days ago

      Hmmm, maybe the other 7 spices will help.

  • Just Bored
    Just Bored 29 days ago

    Wifey material right there

  • strangway
    strangway Month ago

    Used this recipe on skinless chicken breasts and it didn't turn out well. It didn't brown at all. Why don't you use egg in your dredge?

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  • Aneela Jameel
    Aneela Jameel Month ago

    Hey Ms stay at home chef, I followed exactly the same recipe and the chicken was a bit rare from inside even after 5 hours of marination. What could be the reason?

    • Tracy Wright
      Tracy Wright 9 days ago +1

      Adjust the heat once the chicken is in the pan. If it's starting to burn, ... turn

    • Aneela Jameel
      Aneela Jameel Month ago

      @The Stay At Home Chef yeah your troubleshooting is spot on. My oil was a bit hotter than what it should be.

    • The Stay At Home Chef
      The Stay At Home Chef  Month ago

      Did you use a thermometer? Marinating doesn’t impact cooking time. Chickens grow to various sizes to chicken pieces are various sizes. Larger pieces take longer to cook.


    Yummy! I want some fried chicken now. :)

  • Makenna Higgins
    Makenna Higgins Month ago

    I tried this and my coating is not sticking to the chicken as good. Also my chicken is much more darker on the outside. Like almost burnt. I watched the temp. And made sure to keep it between 300-330. Any idea why my coating isn’t sticking as well to the chicken ??

  • Rob McCallister
    Rob McCallister Month ago

    Use celcius you uncultured swine

  • The Food Blogger's Kitchen

    That chicken looks so good I can literally taste it through the screen! ❤️😀😋🙌

  • DeeTyson17
    DeeTyson17 2 months ago

    Looks delicious 😋

  • Calicos Groove
    Calicos Groove 2 months ago

    I don't have a oil thermometer. Yet what oil did you use? I use alot of canola amd olive oil.

    • The Stay At Home Chef
      The Stay At Home Chef  2 months ago

      Any cheap vegetable oil should be fine, like canola. But you will need a meat or oil thermometer for this to make sure it is safely and properly cooked (:

  • Calicos Groove
    Calicos Groove 2 months ago +1

    Great recipe & delivery love it! Thanks for sharing. 💐

  • Ray Perkins
    Ray Perkins 2 months ago

    You can cook like this and you're single? You must be

    • The Stay At Home Chef
      The Stay At Home Chef  2 months ago

      Hmmm, not sure where you got the idea I’m single. Been married for the past 12 years.

  • Robert Walters
    Robert Walters 2 months ago +1

    using Frank's Red Hot was the Anchor Bar in Buffalo , NY 's hot sauce of choice when doing their famous wings !!! ... your usage of peanut oil imparts a better flavor than plain vegetable oil !!! ... you're a rock-star !!! ... thanks, again !!!

  • Espu Dias
    Espu Dias 3 months ago

    Have any idea how to make burger patty?

  • Conversations with Candace

    I appreciate the seasoning

  • Debra Tosch
    Debra Tosch 4 months ago

    What is the difference between black and white pepper

  • s jamil
    s jamil 4 months ago +3

    I have just tried your recipe ,at the moment I am writing my comments and my family is enjoying , it's juicy and sooooooooooooooooooo yummmmmy ,me and my daughters love it , really finger licking good ,thanks for sharing.

  • Rebecca Caporaso
    Rebecca Caporaso 4 months ago

    And is way better then KFC

  • Faybian Prince
    Faybian Prince 4 months ago +1

    I love your videos.

  • goodtomato
    goodtomato 4 months ago +2

    Sorry gordon Ramsay

  • Marcia White
    Marcia White 4 months ago +6

    Brag on girl, flaunt your stuff. I wish I could take a bite through the screen 🤣. Will be trying this soon. Thank you very much.

  • Foster Dad Denis
    Foster Dad Denis 4 months ago

    I found it hilarious to the point of giggling when you put the chicken in your almost empty refrigerator! I expected it to be full to the brim being that you are a chef! (grin) No offence meant in any way! Thank you for your wonderful recipes!

    • The Stay At Home Chef
      The Stay At Home Chef  4 months ago

      We moved houses last December. In this new house we have 2 kitchens, one for the family and one for The Stay At Home Chef. I’m still at home but there aren’t breakfast dishes and kids underfoot knocking over lights and toppling over tripods. Everyone is much happier and I am still at home 😉

    • Foster Dad Denis
      Foster Dad Denis 4 months ago

      @The Stay At Home Chef Oh!!! I thought all this was done in your home kitchen! You ARE The Stay At Home Chef after all! (grin) That does make sense though... Less food waste IS a good thing!

    • The Stay At Home Chef
      The Stay At Home Chef  4 months ago +1

      It’s our studio kitchen so we try to keep only food for production in it. It prevents things from spoiling and lessens are food waste.

  • Matthew Plaskon
    Matthew Plaskon 5 months ago +1

    Goodness gracious. Bravo

  • Dan Hawkins
    Dan Hawkins 5 months ago +1

    This is the best fried chicken! No more grocery store fried chicken! Praise Be!

  • be_gmofree
    be_gmofree 5 months ago

    Can I use canola oil?

    TMX - BLAZE 5 months ago +1

    Wow! Keep it up!
    I love your channel so much , you have so many interesting recipes me and my mother love

  • Dualos
    Dualos 5 months ago

    uhh buttermilk is like a luxury to fried chicken

    • The Stay At Home Chef
      The Stay At Home Chef  5 months ago

      Really? I’d never considered that considering a quart of buttermilk costs about $1.19 where I live.

  • Eugenia Phillips
    Eugenia Phillips 5 months ago +1

    Hmmm, I think I'm going to try this recipe using cauliflower!!! I love fried cauliflower and was looking for a crispy batter !!

  • Black Jew
    Black Jew 5 months ago +1

    Thank you for sharing 👍👍👍

  • Delia R
    Delia R 5 months ago

    how can I make this not spicy? just leave out hot sauce and cayenne? will it affect recipe?

    • The Stay At Home Chef
      The Stay At Home Chef  5 months ago +1

      The recipe is not very spicy at all. The spices and hot sauce add mostly flavor and not much heat.

  • sherry amador
    sherry amador 5 months ago +2

    Thank you so much for sharing your recipe! 😋😋😋

  • DeeGenesis
    DeeGenesis 5 months ago +2

    Looks good!

  • Kitty Granollers
    Kitty Granollers 5 months ago +3

    I don't wanna brag: I make the best fried chicken!!! Hahahahahah... you are so adorable!!!!

  • Glenda Harding
    Glenda Harding 5 months ago

    Oh, that looks good!!

  • Grey Aguirre
    Grey Aguirre 5 months ago +1

    The only dark meat lovers in my family is my mom and I. So we are out numbered loo

  • Yohan Mavely
    Yohan Mavely 5 months ago +5

    So good aunty. Thank you so much for this incredible fried chicken recipe. Keep up your good work. God bless you and your family. Thanks.

  • Arthur Meeuwen
    Arthur Meeuwen 5 months ago +1

    Again I’m in love with you!!

  • Katherine Maas
    Katherine Maas 5 months ago +1

    I no longer eat fried food, sadly, but this looks scrumptious! The only thing missing was seeing you and your family eat it up!

  • I luv Food
    I luv Food 5 months ago +1

    Yes another recipe I love this channel 😋😋😋

  • slayin thots
    slayin thots 5 months ago +1

    Wow I want to eat that

  • Paul Taylor
    Paul Taylor 5 months ago +1

    looks great!

  • Anita Nunley
    Anita Nunley 5 months ago

    Hello I love your recipes. I always wanted to make fried chicken. Do you think this would work in a actual deep fryer? Thank you

  • Iris Margot
    Iris Margot 5 months ago +2

    This looks delicious! I have to try it for dinner before Ramadan is over!

  • red alert
    red alert 5 months ago +1

    Look so yummy! I want to try this, but is it okay to skip the hot sauce?

    • red alert
      red alert 5 months ago +1

      @The Stay At Home Chef thank you so much😊😊😊

    • The Stay At Home Chef
      The Stay At Home Chef  5 months ago +1

      Yes you can leave it out if you are sensitive.

  • A Real Kitchn
    A Real Kitchn 5 months ago +1

    Wow Rachel...this looks amazing. Your coating and all the seasonings is just awesome. Thanks for another GOLD MEDAL RECIPE!

  • JustWingIt
    JustWingIt 5 months ago +1

    I like a little sweetness with the spicy. Could I add some honey with the hot sauce in the marinade?

  • Strange Dee* Lee
    Strange Dee* Lee 5 months ago +32

    Go ahead and brag. You are a blessing to your family. ❤️👍🏻👍🏻

  • Muluwork Keba Ebba
    Muluwork Keba Ebba 5 months ago +1

    Wow nice

  • Walter Jeffreys
    Walter Jeffreys 5 months ago +2

    Wonderful. I love your videos

  • Char Troyer
    Char Troyer 5 months ago +3

    I use buttermilk too

  • Char Troyer
    Char Troyer 5 months ago +6

    Thank you. You and Natasha’s kitchen have awesome tips and recipes.


    Nice chicken recipe my friend First time i see this Thanks a lot for this great and interesting recipe my friend and Hello from FRANCE 💖💖💖💖💖💖

  • Shining through NK
    Shining through NK 5 months ago +2

    Thank you for this video. You are really giving me quality restaurant recipe to try at home. I’m getting better at making your smooth mashed potatoes.

  • Catherine's Plates
    Catherine's Plates 5 months ago +3

    Nice flavor with the hot sauce for that kick. The coating has nice seasonings. I need to try this.😊

    BADD1ONE 5 months ago +5

    If your not allergic, peanut oil makes the best fried chicken. Cast iron is a must for fried chicken.

  • Cyanide Helps
    Cyanide Helps 5 months ago +1

    Been waiting for this video

  • Carla Lewis
    Carla Lewis 5 months ago +1

    Umm can this be baked?

  • Harriet in the kitchen
    Harriet in the kitchen 5 months ago +2

    Beautifully made :-)