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Golden Fried Chicken

Yield 12 servings


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 3 (2 1/2- to 3-pound) broiler fryers, cut up
  • Vegetable oil

How to Make It

  1. Combine flour, salt, pepper, and paprika in a plastic or paper bag; shake to mix, and set aside. Dissolve soda in the buttermilk; set aside.

  2. Place 2 or 3 pieces of chicken in bag; shake well. Dip chicken into buttermilk mixture. Return chicken to flour mixture, coating well. Repeat procedure with remaining chicken.

  3. Heat 1 inch of oil in a large skillet to 350°; add several pieces of chicken, and fry 25 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Repeat procedure. Drain chicken well on paper towels.

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