Crunchy Fried Chicken

Certainly! Here’s a simple recipe for crunchy fried chicken:

Crunchy Fried Chicken Recipe:


  • 2 lbs (about 1 kg) chicken pieces (drumsticks, thighs, wings, etc.)
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste for spiciness)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. Marinate the Chicken:
    • Place the chicken pieces in a large bowl and cover them with buttermilk. Let them marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or preferably overnight. This helps tenderize the chicken and adds flavor.
  2. Prepare the Coating:
    • In a separate bowl, mix the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Coat the Chicken:
    • Remove the chicken from the buttermilk, allowing any excess to drip off.
    • Dip each piece into the flour mixture, ensuring it’s well-coated on all sides. Press the coating onto the chicken to make it extra crispy.
  4. Heat the Oil:
    • In a large, heavy-bottomed skillet or pot, heat about 2 inches of vegetable oil to 350-375°F (175-190°C).
  5. Fry the Chicken:
    • Carefully place a few chicken pieces into the hot oil, being cautious not to overcrowd the pan. Fry for about 12-15 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through. Larger pieces may require a few extra minutes.
  6. Drain and Rest:
    • Use a slotted spoon to transfer the fried chicken to a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil. Allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes before serving.
  7. Serve:
    • Serve the crunchy fried chicken hot with your favorite dipping sauces or side dishes.

Feel free to customize the seasoning to your liking or add herbs and spices to the flour mixture for additional flavor. Enjoy your delicious and crunchy fried chicken!

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