(Last Updated On: October 9, 2021)


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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