Buttermilk Fried Chicken

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Derf2440

Tasty chicken from the local newspaper.

Top Review by TGirl

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

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.

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