This Southern Fried Chicken recipe is one of my all time favorites. It tastes just like restaurant fried chicken, only it’s homemade! Make this fried chicken along with some potato wedges for dinner and your family will be raving!
Sometimes you just have to go to the dark side and have some comfort food! Making this southern fried chicken always takes me to my roots of growing up in Texas and my parents stopping by KFC or Popeyes to treat us to a bucket or box of chicken. Now that I’m all grown up, I’m a little more picky about what I put in my stomach. But, I figure if I can pick out organic chicken and higher quality ingredients, maybe I don’t need to feel so guilty having this fried chicken for dinner every once in awhile!
The best part of this southern fried chicken is the blend of yummy spices. You simply dump them into a food processor and let it do all the hard work for you. Once the spices are blended, you combine them with the flour. Then allow the chicken to soak in a buttermilk egg combination. And finally, dip the pieces in the batter. All that’s left is frying the chicken!
Here are some tips to making the perfect southern fried chicken:
- Use fresh organic chicken! We’ve found that our stomachs handle chicken better when it’s organic.
- Allow the chicken to soak in the buttermilk egg mixture for at least 10 minutes.
- Once you coat the chicken with the flour batter, allow the pieces to rest for at least another 10 minutes. You can heat up the oil during this time!
- Use a taller pot at least 5 inches high so the chicken can be fully submerged.
- Fry only 3 pieces at a time, and allow the pieces to cool on a cooling rack over a baking sheet covered in parchment paper or foil. This will help keep the chicken crispy!
There’s nothing like making southern fried chicken at home for a family dinner or party. To make things easier, you may want to invest in a deep fryer. You can use them for frying donuts or desserts, pickles or cucumbers, and making your own french fries! YUM!!! They have a temperature gauge which helps you prevent overheating the oil. And they are less likely to tip over.
Here’s the recipe for the perfect crispy southern fried chicken: