Guilty Pleasure: Crispy Fried Chicken

Guilty Pleasure: Crispy Fried Chicken

Whether it’s a cozy family dinner or a weekend indulgence, crispy fried chicken is a timeless comfort food that never fails to satisfy. This recipe brings together a perfect blend of spices and techniques to create irresistibly crispy and juicy fried chicken that will leave you craving for more.


  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. In a large bowl, marinate the chicken thighs in buttermilk for at least 1 hour, or overnight for best results.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Remove chicken from buttermilk, allowing excess to drip off, and coat each piece with the flour mixture.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a deep skillet or fryer to 350°F (175°C).
  5. Carefully place the chicken in the hot oil, skin side down, and fry for about 6-8 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  6. Transfer the fried chicken to a wire rack to drain excess oil and cool slightly before serving.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Crispy fried chicken is the ultimate comfort food, and this recipe guarantees perfectly crispy and flavorful results every time.

Nutrition: (Per Serving) Calories: 400, Fat: 20g, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 25g

Indulge in the guilty pleasure of crispy fried chicken, served hot and crispy. This recipe is a true crowd-pleaser, perfect for picnics, parties, or just a delightful family dinner. With its crispy, golden-brown exterior and tender, juicy meat inside, it’s the ultimate comfort food that’s hard to resist. Serve it with your favorite dipping sauces and sides for a complete meal that everyone will love.
So, the next time you’re in the mood for some indulgence, give in to the temptation of homemade crispy fried chicken. Your taste buds will thank you!

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