Buttermilk Fried Chicken

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This Buttermilk Fried Rooster recipe is full of all the guidelines it’s worthwhile to make EXTRA crispy fried rooster. When you give this a go, you gained’t have it some other method!

Oh boy, is that this submit a very long time coming. I’ve been testing out this fried rooster recipe for a loooooong time, and I’m tremendous excited to lastly share with you the tried, examined and perfected recipe! Observe me…

Further Crispy Fried Rooster

I hope we’re all in settlement that the perfect fried rooster is mouthwateringly tender on the within, tooth shatteringly crispy and flakey on the skin and bursting with flavour throughout. This recipe offers you precisely that.

Substances (test listing):

  • 3.3lb / 1.5kg Rooster divided (see notes)
  • 3-Four cups / 750ml – 1litre Vegetable Oil, or as wanted for deep frying (see notes)

Moist Combine

  • 2 cups / 500ml Buttermilk
  • 1 tsp every: Paprika, Cayenne Pepper, White Pepper, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Salt

Dry Combine

  • 2.5 cups / 375g Plain Flour
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp every: Oregano, Baking Powder
  • 1.5 tsp Salt, plus additional to sprinkle on the finish
  • 1 tsp every: Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Cayenne Pepper
  • half of tsp Black Pepper


  • In a bowl, mix the moist combine along with your rooster, guaranteeing it is totally coated by the marinade. Cowl and permit to marinate within the fridge for an absolute minimal of Four hours, however the longer the higher (as much as 24hours). Take away no less than 30minutes earlier than you plan to make use of it to carry to room temp.
  • In the meantime, mix all your dry combine. I discover this best in a small tray, however you may also use a bowl. Dip a bit of your rooster into the combo and totally coat. Actually ensure you get the combo in each a part of the rooster. Place on a tray and repeat with the remaining rooster.
  • Warmth up sufficient oil to snug cowl the depth of your largest piece of rooster. Drop a bit of combination in, if it slowly sizzles to the highest you are good to go. You need the oil to be approx 175c/350f (it can drop when the chickens in, that is okay). A medium warmth ought to acquire this.
  • In batches of three (Four max) gently place your rooster within the oil. Deep fry for 6-8mins on either side or till deep golden and white by means of the centre. (see notes).  In the event you’re not assured deep frying simply take a look at with one piece first. Place every bit on a wire rack when completed and sprinkle with salt to attract out the final little bit of moisture. The rooster must be piping sizzling with the juices working clear.