|September 26, 2022


Everyone loves homemade comfort food, and sometimes a fried dish just hits the right spots like this Extra Crispy Fried Chicken recipe!

Super Crispy Fried Chicken is an all-time favorite go-to chicken recipe, made from juicy chicken pieces coated in buttermilk and all-purpose flour, then deep-fried to perfection. You can make this deep fried chicken spicy as per your preference, using either cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes in your flour.

Now, buttermilk is not mandatory while cooking deep fried chicken wings or oven fried chicken wings. You can easily find a fried chicken recipe without buttermilk on the internet. If you want a milder flavor, just use buttermilk and flour with some salt and pepper. Either way, this easy fried chicken recipe is restaurant quality, and you’ll want to make fried chicken at home from now on!


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What can you serve with Extra Crispy Fried Chicken?

The following items go best with this fried chicken wings recipe:

  • Cole Slaw (Coleslaw)
  • Macaroni Salad
  • Baked Beans
  • Baked Mac and Cheese, and
  • Potato Salad


Crispy Fried Chicken is one of the most popular dishes in the world. It is made by marinating chicken in a mixture of spices and then deep frying it.
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How to make the best extra crispy fried chicken

So, this is how you go about making super crispy fried chicken made from buttermilk, chicken, hot sauce, and seasoned flour that is delightfully crispy on the outside yet tender on the inside!

  • Yield - 8 servings
  • Prep Time - 40 minutes
  • Cook Time - 15 minutes
  • Total Time - 55 minutes
  • Course - Dinner
  • Cuisine - American


  • 4 pounds - Chicken (cut into 8 pieces with no backbone)
  • 2 cups - Buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp - Kosher salt
  • 2 tsp - Coarse ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp - Hot sauce (optional)
  • 2 cups - Flour
  • 1 tsp - Paprika
  • Canola oil, for frying

Cooking Instructions

  1. Mix the chicken pieces, salt, pepper, hot sauce, and buttermilk in a large bowl and refrigerate this mixture for at least four hours.
  2. Mix paprika with the flour in a medium bowl with a baking sheet set up next to it.
  3. Now, remove the chicken from the buttermilk, then dunk each chicken piece into the flour, coating it well, then place onto the baking sheet and let sit for at least 30 minutes (the flour should become paste-like).
  4. Heat a large oven ½ full with canola oil to 365˚F and fry the coated chicken pieces in batches (don’t stuff the oven) of 4 pieces, cooking for 10-12 minutes till the chicken is well cooked.

Tips for cooking fantastic extra crispy fried chicken

  • You can buy a whole chicken and cut it into pieces, or you can just take the drumsticks and thighs, based on your preference.
  • Try to make your seasoned flour mixture ahead of time and store it in an airtight container anytime you want to make this recipe!
  • Use a thermometer to measure your oil temperature precisely. Doing this will take a lot of the guesswork out of the process!
  • Although this recipe is delicious with the skin on, you can also make it with boneless skinless chicken.

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