Spicy Fried Chicken With Buttermilk Gravy

Recipe by QueenJellyBean
READY IN: 55mins




  • In a bowl, combine 2 cups buttermilk, garlic and pepper sauce. Add chicken and toss. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a large heavy skillet, heat oil over medium high heat until hot but not smoking.
  • In a large paper bag, combine dry ingredients: flour, paprika, basil, thyme. pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne and salt.
  • Remove 1/3 of chicken from marinade, shaking off excess. Place chicken in bag and shake to coat. Shake off excess flour and place in skillet.
  • Cook, turning once, until browned, about 10 minutes. Oil should be hot but not smoking.
  • Transfer chicken to baking sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken.
  • Discard marinade but reserve 1/4 c of seasoned flour and leave 3 T of oil in the skillet.
  • Bake chicken 20-25 minutes.
  • Transfer to paper towel lined baking sheet.
  • Return skillet with reserved oil to stove and heat over medium low heat. Whisk in reserved flour and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Whisk in 1 cup buttermilk and heat;do not boil.
  • Season with salt and pepper and pepper sauce to taste.
  • Transfer chicken to a platter.
  • Serve with potatoes and gravy.