Fried Chicken

All You FEBRUARY 2005

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Cook time: 1 Hour
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes
  • Chill: 2 Hours
  • Cost Per Serving:$.65


  • 1 (3-4 lb.) whole chicken, cut into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • Vegetable oil


Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper and place chicken in a shallow dish or zip-top plastic bag, then add buttermilk. Cover or seal, and chill for at least 2 hours.

Remove chicken from buttermilk; discard buttermilk immediately. Dredge each piece of chicken in flour.

Pour vegetable oil to a depth of 1 1/2 inches in a deep skillet or Dutch oven; heat to 360°. Add half of the chicken; cover and cook for 6 minutes. Uncover chicken and cook for 9 minutes. Turn chicken over; cover and cook for 6 minutes. Uncover and continue cooking for 5 to 9 minutes, turning chicken the last 3 minutes for even browning, if necessary. Drain chicken on paper towels. Repeat with remaining chicken. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 610
  • Fat: 22g
  • Saturated fat: 4g
  • Protein: 57g
  • Carbohydrate: 42g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 164mg
  • Sodium: 886mg

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