Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Gravy

Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Gravy

"This golden chicken will remind you of Mom and home - there's nothing quite like a crispy piece topped with creamy gravy."
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  1. Place chicken in a large flat dish. Pour buttermilk over; refrigerate 1 hour.
  2. Combine flour, salt and pepper in a double-strength paper bag. Drain chicken; toss pieces, one at a time, in flour mixture. Shake off excess; place on waxed paper for 15 minutes.
  3. Heat 1/8 to 1/4 in. of oil in a skillet; fry chicken until browned on all sides. Cover and simmer, turning occasionally, for 40-45 minutes, or until juices run clear.
  4. Uncover and cook 5 minutes longer. Remove chicken and keep warm. Drain all but 1/4 cup drippings; stir in flour until bubbly. Add milk and 1-1/2 cups water; cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook 1 minute more. Add remaining water if needed. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with chicken.

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What great fried chicken.. I did modify it a bit.. I soaked the chicken in buttermilk for 6hrs, and added 1/2 cup cornstarch to the flour mixture.. the cornstarch keeps it crispy.. and after fry...

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the heat has to be medium high....take your time about cooking it, dont crowd it..It was Great!! Brittany, why would you put paprika on the floor?haha..

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What great fried chicken.. I did modify it a bit.. I soaked the chicken in buttermilk for 6hrs, and added 1/2 cup cornstarch to the flour mixture.. the cornstarch keeps it crispy.. and after fry...

I made this tonight and it was so delicious. I never made fried chicken so good and the gravy was so yummy. I just kept dipping it into the gravy. We had mashed potatoes with gravy and corn f...

Made my first batch of fried chicken and it was a big hit with my children. They loved it. My husband called it a 5 star dinner! I have never made fried chicken in my life and it was easy and de...

Wow...now if we just added some mashed potatoes, green beans and corn on the cob, we'll have ourselves are real "southern" meal. I subscribe to TOH and they have some wonderful recipes. I would...

i let my chicken soak in the buttermilk overnight. i also just kept it in the oil long enough to get brown and put it into the oven at 350 for about 45 min. everyone loved it i kept getting comp...

I make this all the time...pure soul food. I do it a little differently. I add my own mixture of spices to the buttermilk and let it sit overnight. Usually use things like garlic powder, papr...

Absolutely the most incredible fried chicken ever! I made it for a couple of friends (husband and wife). She ate until she could barely move, and he said that it was the best piece of chicken he...

This is the first time I've made fried chicken, and I thought it turned out pretty well. I put paprika and garlic powder in the floor along with the salt and pepper, like someone else suggested...

the heat has to be medium high....take your time about cooking it, dont crowd it..It was Great!! Brittany, why would you put paprika on the floor?haha..