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Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Yield Serves 6
This down-home Buttermilk Fried Chicken recipe is almost as good as your grandmother's recipe.


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 pounds chicken
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup butter-flavored shortening

How to Make It

  1. Combine flour, herbs and seasonings in a shallow dish; pour buttermilk into a separate shallow dish.

  2. Dip chicken in buttermilk; turn in flour mixture to coat and set aside.

  3. Heat oil and shortening in a large skillet; add chicken, skin-side down.

  4. Cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until golden and juices run clear, about 35 to 45 minutes.

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