Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Buttermilk Fried Chicken
  • prep: 0 hr
  • cook: 45 min
  • total: 45 min
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    Here is a basic yet delicious recipe for buttermilk fried chicken, with a crisp crust and luscious interior. Learn this recipe and perfect your frying technique, and then expand your fried chicken repertoire. Try adding some paprika or cayenne to the dredge, or a bit of hot sauce to the brine. And don't forget to drizzle hot honey over it all before serving. (To make one, simply heat a half cup of honey in a small pot set over low heat and shake in red pepper flakes or hot pepper sauce to taste.) Featured in: How To Make Fried Chicken. 

    Ingredients

    • 1 chicken, approximately 3 to 3 1/2 pounds, cut into 10 pieces (or use a mix of thighs and drumsticks)
    • 3 to 4 cups buttermilk
    • 3 tablespoons kosher salt, more as needed
    • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper, more as needed
    • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
    • 3 cups peanut oil, lard or a neutral oil like canola, more as needed

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 101 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 2 g 3.36%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 6.78%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 10 mg 3.27%
    • Sodium: 466 mg 19.41%
    • Calcium: 289 mg 28.93%
    • Potassium: 385 mg 11.01%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 1.28%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 12 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 1.16%
    • Sugar: 12 g
    • Protein: 8 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 2.43%
    • Vitamin C 4.08%
    • Vitamin D 0.61%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk1
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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