Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken

A true classic, Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken stands the test of time. Served hot or cold, dressed up or dressed down, you cannot go wrong with perfection. Pair it with favorites Oliver’s Own Cole Slaw and Macaroni and Cheese, both on sale* this week at our Deli Department; our weekly ad also features ROCKY® Chicken Breasts, Thighs and Wings, all on sale* this week as well. A lot of the ingredients needed for this recipe are also in our ad, so be sure to check it out!

*Sale prices good from 3/16/22 through 3/22/22

  • Serves: 10 servings
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • Buttermilk Soak:
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 4 pounds Rocky chicken wings, thighs and drumsticks
  • Flour Dredge:
  • 2 pounds all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the buttermilk with the salt, black pepper and cayenne. Add the chicken and stir to coat. Let stand at room temperature for 2 hours or refrigerate for 4 hours.

  2. In a large resealable plastic bag, mix the flour with the onion powder, garlic powder, salt, black pepper and cayenne and shake to combine.

  3. Set a rack on a baking sheet. Working with one piece at a time, remove the chicken from the buttermilk soak, letting the excess drip back into the bowl. Dredge the chicken in the flour mixture, pressing so it adheres all over. Transfer the coated chicken to the rack and let stand for 30 minutes.

  4. In a deep skillet, heat 1 inch of oil to 350°F. Set another rack over a baking sheet; line with paper towels. Fry the chicken in batches at 315°F, turning once, until golden and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of each piece registers 160°F, 15 to 18 minutes. Transfer the chicken to the paper-lined rack and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

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