4th of July Fried Chicken

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 20 mins

This easy fried chicken is perfect for a 4th of July picnic with potato salad and all the fixings. Recipe Source: Bon Appetit (July 1982).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse chicken pieces, pat dry and place in a shallow dish for marinating.
  2. Pour buttermilk over chicken and marinate for 30 minutes, turning occasionally.
  3. Combine flour, salt, sage, paprika and pepper in paper bag.
  4. Add chicken and shake to cover.
  5. Dip chicken in egg and roll in breadcrumbs.
  6. Let stand for 15 minutes.
  7. Pour oil into large skillet to a depth of 1 inch and heat to 375°F or until water spatters when sprinkled on oil.
  8. Add chicken legs and thighs first.
  9. Fry until browned about 10-12 minutes before adding remaining pieces, frying another 10 minutes or until brown.
  10. Drain chicken on paper towels before serving.
Most Helpful

Fried chicken is a much loved meal in this house, and we already have a top recipe for it..but as this uses breadcrumbs we thought that it might make a nice variation for us. We were right...the chicken is moist and tender and the crumb crisp and crunchy. A good chicken recipe-thanks ellie! Made for PRMR.

Noo July 03, 2010

Great chicken! First fried chicken I made. A little work but very tasty!

lorisu July 15, 2004

This is terrific chicken! I followed the directions exactly, using Panko bread crumbs (crispy Japanese bread crumbs) and it turned out just perfect. My family loved this, there's nothing left. Thanks ellie for the great recipe.

Hey Jude May 08, 2004