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crunchy fried chicken

Crunchy Fried Chicken

Chef Trudy
This Fried Chicken Recipe is soaked in buttermilk and is super crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside. A great and easy dish that is perfect to entertain family and guests
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinating time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


Butter Milk preparation

  • 3 cups full cream milk
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice

Chicken ingredients

  • 2 lb chicken pieces with skin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper powder
  • 1 pinch Sumac spice
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp red chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika powder

Coating Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • cooking oil for deep frying


  • In a bowl, add milk, lemon juice, and mix well. Cover and let it rest for 10 minutes. Buttermilk is ready!
  • Put cayenne pepper powder, salt, sumac spice, garlic powder, paprika powder, red chili flakes in buttermilk and mix well. Add chicken pieces in to the buttermilk mixture, and coat well
  • Cover, and leave for 4 hours in the refrigerator to marinate
  • In another bowl, add all the coating ingredients together, mix well and put to one side
  • Take out chicken pieces from refrigerator, remove from marinade and shake gently to remove the excess
  • Coat the chicken pieces with the dry flour mixture. Dip into some water and again coat with dry flour mixture. Tap off the excess.
  • In a wok, heat the cooking oil to 350 degree Fahrenheit.
  • Fry 3 to 4 pieces at a time, without over-crowding the wok
  • Fry on medium low flame until golden (approx. 8-10 minutes) then on high flame until crispy (approx. 2 minutes).
  • Serve the crunchy chicken hot with garlic mayo sauce, French fries and ketchup


  • Give your chicken a gentle pat after coating with the flour mixture to make sure that the flour sticks to the buttermilk.
  • Only flip your chicken once while frying.
  • When coating and breading your chicken, be sure to tap off the excess buttermilk as well as the excess flour.
For a healthier option that isn't deep fried use an air fryer
Keyword fried chicken

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