Crispy fried chicken is a classic comfort food that features juicy, tender chicken coated in a crispy, golden-brown crust. This dish is beloved for its crunchy texture and savory flavor, making it a favorite for picnics, parties, and family dinners.

In a large skillet or deep fryer, heat vegetable oil to 350°F (175°C). Carefully add the chicken pieces to the hot oil, being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Fry the chicken in batches, if necessary, to ensure even cooking.

Cook the chicken for about 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally, until it is golden brown and cooked through. The internal temperature of the chicken should reach 165°F (74°C).

Remove the chicken from the oil and drain it on a paper towel-lined plate.

Crispy fried chicken is delicious served hot or cold. It pairs well with a variety of side dishes, such as mashed potatoes, coleslaw, or cornbread. Enjoy this classic comfort food with your favorite dipping sauces for a tasty and satisfying meal.

Buttermilk marinated crispy fried chicken.

This recipe is Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Super Easy with main ingredient Chicken



  • 1 quart buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon each smoked paprika onion powder, garlic powder, dried oregano, and cracked pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2.5 pounds boneless & skinless chicken thighs


  • 2.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon each smoked paprika onion powder, garlic powder, dried oregano, salt, cracked pepper, and baking powder
  • Avocado oil for frying



Add all the brine ingredients, except for the chicken, to a large bowl and whisk well. Add the chicken and let marinate overnight, up to 24 hours in the fridge.

enough avocado oil to a pot to come just about halfway up the side. I used a pot that was 10.5 inches wide. You may need more or less oil depending on the size of your pot. Put the heat on medium-low and slowly allow the oil temperature to warm up.


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