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Southern Chicken Fried Chicken

SouthernChicken Fried Chicken is a southern staple and the secret here is the buttermilk and the seasoning.
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Prep Time:1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time:8 mins
Total Time:1 hr 23 mins


  • 4 boneless skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 3 C flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 C buttermilk
  • 2 C milk
  • 2 C vegetable oil
  • Meat Seasoning recipe below


  • If your chicken breasts are really, really thick, layer them between two pieces of plastic wrap and give them a bit of a tender thinning with a meat mallet.
  • Marinate your chicken breasts in the buttermilk for at least one hour before cooking, this gives the chicken that wonderful moist juiciness. - don't forget to add some fresh cracked pepper or a bit of your meat seasoning to the mixture.
  • Heat your oil in a large skillet over medium heat, to approximately 375 degrees. You want a drop of egg wash to sizzle when CAREFULLY dripped into the oil.
  • Mix the 3 C flour and roughly 1/4 C of your seasoning and put on a plate or other dish. You can use less or more seasoning, it depends on your taste buds.
  • Briskly whisk together the eggs and the milk.
  • Take each piece of chicken out of the buttermilk mixture and dip it into the egg/milk wash. Then place it into the flour mixture and thoroughly coat each side. Set the chicken onto a wire rack over a paper towel lined plate and repeat process with each piece of chicken.
  • With tongs gently place each piece of chicken into your oil and cook about 3 to 4 minutes each side.
  • The breading will turn a crispy golden brown color, when ready.
  • Let the chicken rest on another wire rack over a paper towel lined plate.


This is one of Nathan's top 5 meals of all time, and it's one of my favorites to make for friends and family. It's also yummy topped with a good homemade peppered gravy.
Servings: 4 Chicken Fried Chicken Breasts
Author: Rachel