Southern Fried Chicken is famous for its crispy coating and soft, juicy flesh.

Southern Fried Chicken is a classic dish that is beloved for its crispy, flavorful coating and tender, juicy meat. Here's a basic recipe to make Southern Fried Chicken:

Ingredients: – 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces (or chicken parts of your choice) – 2 cups buttermilk – 2 cups all-purpose flour – 1 tablespoon salt

– 1 tablespoon black pepper – 1 tablespoon paprika – 1 teaspoon garlic powder – 1 teaspoon onion powder – Vegetable oil, for frying

Place the chicken pieces in a large bowl and pour the buttermilk over them. Ensure that the chicken is fully coated in the buttermilk. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or overnight for best results. This step helps tenderize the chicken and adds flavor.

1. In a shallow dish or bowl, mix together the flour, salt, black pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. 2. Remove the chicken from the buttermilk, allowing any excess to drip off. Dredge each piece of chicken in the seasoned flour mixture, making sure to coat it thoroughly on all sides. Shake off any excess flour.

Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or Dutch oven to a temperature of 350°F (175°C). There should be enough oil to submerge the chicken pieces halfway.

Carefully place the coated chicken pieces into the hot oil, skin side down. Do not overcrowd the pan; fry the chicken in batches if necessary. Cook the chicken for about 6-8 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through. The internal temperature of the chicken should reach 165°F (74°C).

1. Once cooked, remove the chicken from the oil and place it on a wire rack or paper towels to drain any excess oil. 2. Serve the Southern Fried Chicken hot, alongside your favorite sides such as mashed potatoes, coleslaw, biscuits, or cornbread.

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