How To Fry Chicken
Follow our four-step guide for perfectly seasoned and evenly cooked fried chicken every time.
Mama's Fried Chicken
Receiving glowing reviews, this recipe takes you back to the days when your mother used to fry her famous chicken. It's nothing but sheer Southern comfort and real finger-lickin' good!
Recipe: Mama's Fried Chicken
Step 1: Soak Chicken in Buttermilk
Place seasoned chicken in a shallow dish or zip-top plastic freezer bag and add buttermilk. Cover and chill.
Step 2: Dredge Chicken in Flour
Dredge chicken in flour; shake off excess. Place chicken on a rimmed baking sheet while oil heats.
Step 3: Cook Chicken in Cast-Iron Skillet
Heat 1 1/2 inches of oil to 360° in a deep skillet or Dutch oven. (Cast iron is a great conductor of heat.) Add chicken, a few pieces at a time. Cover and cook 6 minutes. Covering helps hold in the heat to cook the chicken evenly. Uncover, and cook 9 minutes.
Step 4: Turn Chicken and Finish Cooking
Turn chicken. Cover and cook 6 minutes. Uncover and cook 5 to 9 minutes, turning chicken the last 3 minutes for even browning.
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