Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Tasty chicken from the local newspaper.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour 1/2 cup of the buttermilk into a shallow dish just large enough to hold the chicken.
  2. Use your hand to flatten the chicken to an even thickness of about 1/2 inch.
  3. Dip the chicken in the buttermilk, turning to coat completely.
  4. In another shallow dish, combine the cornmeal, 1/4 cup of the flour, the pepper and salt.
  5. Dredge the chicken in the cornmeal patting the the mixture to coat the chicken all over.
  6. In a large frypan, heat the oil.
  7. Fry the chicken over medium high heat, turning once, until it is cooked through and the coating is dark golden brown, about 8 minutes total.
  8. Transfer the chicken to a plate.
  9. Stir the remaining 2 tablespoons of flour into the pan drippings and cook, stirring constantly until the flour paste takes on a golden colour, about 2 minutes.
  10. Whisk in the broth and remaining 1/2 cup of buttermilk.
  11. Cook, stirring up the browned bits on the bottom of the pan, until the gravy is bubbly.
  12. Reduce the heat to medium low and continue to cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
  13. Season with hot pepper sauce, salt and pepper.
  14. Serve the chicken with the gravy ladled over it.
Most Helpful

This is the BEST fried chicken I've ever made!!! Crispy, but not greasy, with a fabulous gravy that blew me away!! I couldn't be more pleased with this recipe, Derf...thank you so much...this truly is fantastic !! Teresa

TGirl,RN March 04, 2004

Wow! This is amazing! I put a tbsp of Adobe in the flour mixture for some zing. A keeper for sure!!! Thank you for sharing!!! xo LA :-)

L.A. Stewart - way upstate N.Y. May 02, 2009

This was my first attempt at fried chicken in any form, and I was satisfied with the results. Very easy recipe, although I think I need a little practice. not a big fan of the cornmeal because I thought it was a little too tough rather than crunchy, but that could have been me cooking it too long. I loved how the buttermilk coated the chicken, way better than using an egg mixture. The gravy... mmm....I"m sorry, I was drooling. ;-) Definitely going to make this again.

Brownie Bettie August 20, 2008