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 • 100

  • Conversations with Candace

    I appreciate the seasoning

  • Debra Tosch
    Debra Tosch 16 days ago

    What is the difference between black and white pepper

  • s jamil
    s jamil 19 days ago +1

    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 22 days ago

    And is way better then KFC

  • Faybian Prince
    Faybian Prince 24 days ago

    I love your videos.

  • goodtomato
    goodtomato 24 days ago +1

    Sorry gordon Ramsay

  • Marcia White
    Marcia White 28 days ago +1

    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 28 days 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  27 days 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 27 days 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  28 days 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 Month ago +1

    Goodness gracious. Bravo

  • Dan Hawkins
    Dan Hawkins Month ago

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

  • be_gmofree
    be_gmofree Month ago

    Can I use canola oil?

  • _-AL47P-_
    _-AL47P-_ Month ago +1

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

  • DUAL
    DUAL Month ago

    uhh buttermilk is like a luxury to fried chicken

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

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

  • Eugenia Phillips
    Eugenia Phillips Month 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 Month ago +1

    Thank you for sharing 👍👍👍

  • Delia R
    Delia R Month 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  Month 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 Month ago +1

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

  • DeeGenesis
    DeeGenesis Month ago +1

    Looks good!

  • Kitty Granollers
    Kitty Granollers Month ago +1

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

  • Glenda Harding
    Glenda Harding Month ago

    Oh, that looks good!!

  • Grey Aguirre
    Grey Aguirre Month 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 Month 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 Month ago +1

    Again I’m in love with you!!

  • Katherine Maas
    Katherine Maas Month 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 Month ago +1

    Yes another recipe I love this channel 😋😋😋

  • slayin thots
    slayin thots Month ago +1

    Wow I want to eat that

  • Paul Taylor
    Paul Taylor Month ago +1

    looks great!

  • Anita Nunley
    Anita Nunley Month 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 Month ago +2

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

  • red alert
    red alert Month ago +1

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

    • red alert
      red alert Month ago +1

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

    • The Stay At Home Chef
      The Stay At Home Chef  Month ago +1

      Yes you can leave it out if you are sensitive.

  • A Real Kitchn
    A Real Kitchn Month ago +1

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

  • JustWingIt
    JustWingIt Month ago +1

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

  • Dee Eddington
    Dee Eddington Month ago +15

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

  • Muluwork Keba Ebba
    Muluwork Keba Ebba Month ago +1

    Wow nice

  • Walter Jeffreys
    Walter Jeffreys Month ago +2

    Wonderful. I love your videos

  • Char Troyer
    Char Troyer Month ago +3

    I use buttermilk too

  • Char Troyer
    Char Troyer Month ago +4

    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 Month 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 Month ago +3

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

    BADD1ONE Month ago +5

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

  • ok ay
    ok ay Month ago +1

    Been waiting for this video

  • Carla Lewis
    Carla Lewis Month ago +1

    Umm can this be baked?

  • Harriet in the kitchen

    Beautifully made :-)

  • Slim Ferno
    Slim Ferno Month ago +3

    That Looks So Good! We're Actually Gonna Have Fried Chicken For The Holiday

  • David Pacholski
    David Pacholski Month ago +2

    Looks delicious 😋

  • M B
    M B Month ago

    I love all recipes with buttermilk! Maybe I'll give fried chicken a try with your terrific instructions! I remember my mom frying with crisco, straining it and reusing. Not sure I want to continue that. What do you do with the leftover grease?

    • The Stay At Home Chef
      The Stay At Home Chef  Month ago +1

      Any big chunks should be removed. With oil, you just have to wait until it’s cooled before straining. With shortening I would assume you have to strain before it solidifies, but not while it is too hot because that would be dangerous. Vegetable oil is definitely the easiest to work with.

    • M B
      M B Month ago

      @The Stay At Home Chef do you wait for it to solidify and then chuck it? Also, it you are cooking a large batch, is it necessary to scoop out the stray batter pieces?

    • The Stay At Home Chef
      The Stay At Home Chef  Month ago +1

      Depends on the oil. With vegetable oil (or vegetable shortening) it has a high enough smoke point that you can strain it and reuse it.

  • Reem Hamad
    Reem Hamad Month ago

    What is butter milk ?

    • Onyameamah Kabrah
      Onyameamah Kabrah Month ago

      You can get it in supermarkets. Or if you don't, just measure out 1 cup of whole milk, take one tablespoon out of it n replace it with either white vinegar or lemon

    • Claudia N.
      Claudia N. Month ago

      It is a sour milk product like yoghurt but thinner.

  • Hande Samoelovna
    Hande Samoelovna Month ago +1

    Great thanks 😘😘😘😘👌

  • Lori Atwood
    Lori Atwood Month ago +1

    Ooohhhh...that looks amazing. I tried to fry chicken once years ago and failed miserably. I now know a major key factor is the oil temperature. I need to try it again!

  • Simply Home Cooked
    Simply Home Cooked Month ago +5

    Those look very crispy and delicious! Great recipe :)

  • Just Playing
    Just Playing Month ago +1


  • Lola Hope
    Lola Hope Month ago +1

    Oh my, that looks delicious !!😋

  • Tyree Courtney
    Tyree Courtney Month ago +2

    I have a question To wash your chicken or Not to wash? That is the question 😂 looks delicious 🤤😊💙 From Tennessee 💙

    • Tyree Courtney
      Tyree Courtney Month ago +2

      @M B you stay blessed as well! 😊💙 From Tennessee 💙

    • M B
      M B Month ago

      @Tyree Courtney well, I know you're not alone! My sis in law washes the chicken and doesn't care what I think! Be blessed!

    • The Stay At Home Chef
      The Stay At Home Chef  Month ago +1

      We definitely DO NOT recommend washing your chicken as there is ample evidence that it isn't safe. They used to recommend washing chicken until people started doing scientific experiments to see what benefit it offered. Turns out it just spread salmonella and offered absolutely no benefit.

    • Tyree Courtney
      Tyree Courtney Month ago +2

      @M B well that's the great debate! The CDC changes things all the time! 🤔 I'm washing mines because we've always been told for years + to wash poultry well before consumption & now they are saying don't! Something doesn't add up but to each their own! I'm team "WASH 🐔"

    • M B
      M B Month ago +1

      I've read that washing chicken just spreads bacteria around your kitchen but cooking it to the proper temperature kills it.

  • Laura Alt
    Laura Alt Month ago +4

    My mouth is watering 😘

  • Rachel Sweets
    Rachel Sweets Month ago +2


  • Denise sweets !!
    Denise sweets !! Month ago +3

    SO yummy it's looks very delicious I like this recipe thank you for sharing !

  • r2012j
    r2012j Month ago +7

    yep, the chicken looks so beautiful as well as the chef does!

  • diamondrose123
    diamondrose123 Month ago +4

    Thank you for sharing:) this recipe looks delicious! I will definitely be trying it out soon:)

    MUSHA-ASMR Month ago +3

    WOW! these crispy fired chicken looks so yummy, I think that eating sounds should be super crunchy! I love it!

  • Mean Gene
    Mean Gene Month ago +1


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