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Buttermilk Fried Chicken

This slightly spicy Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe is pan fried creating a crispy and full of flavor piece of chicken. It’s definitely finger licking goodness.


  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • 1 tbsp Oregano
  • 2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 3 cup Flour
  • 12 bone-in skin-on Chicken Drumsticks
  • 3 cup Buttermilk
  • Oil for frying


  • In a medium bowl combine salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, cumin, oregano, and cayenne.
  • Whisk until blended.
  • Place flour in a large bowl and add half of spice mix to flour and whisk until blended.
  • Place chicken in a different large bowl.
  • Sprinkle remaining spice mix over chicken.
  • Toss until all chicken pieces are evenly coated.
  • Pour buttermilk over the chicken, and stir until any clumps of spices are blended into buttermilk.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Fill cast iron skillet about half full of oil and heat to 340-350.
  • Take each piece of chicken and shake off excess liquid. Dredge and roll in flour mixture shaking off excess. Repeat dip in liquid and dip in flour.
  • Fry about about 6-7 minutes per side until crispy. Frying no more tan 3-4 pieces at a time.
  • Place chicken pieces on a wire rack to let excess oil drain.