Golden Crispy Fried Chicken Recipe

Golden Crispy Fried Chicken Recipe

Whether it’s a lazy weekend indulgence or a comforting weekday treat, my Golden Crispy Fried Chicken recipe never fails to delight. This recipe has been passed down through generations in my family, and it’s the secret to achieving that perfect balance between succulent, juicy chicken and an irresistibly crispy exterior.


  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken pieces
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


  1. Place the chicken pieces in a bowl and pour the buttermilk over them. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or preferably overnight. This step ensures tender and flavorful chicken.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Remove the chicken from the buttermilk and let the excess drip off. Dredge each piece in the flour mixture, pressing the flour onto the chicken to create a craggy coating.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Carefully place the coated chicken pieces in the hot oil.
  5. Fry the chicken for about 15-18 minutes, turning occasionally, until the coating turns deep golden brown and the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  6. Remove the chicken from the skillet and let it drain on a wire rack or paper towels. Allow it to rest for a few minutes before serving.

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Marination Time: 2 hours | Cook Time: 18 minutes

Yields: 4 servings

Sink your teeth into the irresistible crunch of this golden fried chicken, revealing its tender, flavorful meat within. The blend of aromatic spices in the crispy coating is a tantalizing invitation to a nostalgic feast.

Nutrition Information: Calories: 320 | Fat: 16g | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 24g

Indulge in this classic comfort dish that never goes out of style. The golden, crunchy perfection of the coating gives way to the juicy, mouthwatering chicken inside, leaving you craving for just one more bite. Whether you’re enjoying it with friends during game night or preparing it for a family dinner, this Golden Crispy Fried Chicken will always bring joy to the table. It’s more than a recipe; it’s a tradition that turns every meal into a special occasion.

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