Video: How to Make Buttermilk Fried Chicken -

Video: How to Make Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Chef John’s buttermilk fried chicken is impossibly crispy and tasty.

432,078 Plays

It takes a little bit of work, but Chef John’s buttermilk fried chicken is definitely worth the effort! In this video, you’ll see how to make classic buttermilk fried chicken with 11 spices. Chef John starts by showing you how to quickly cut up a whole chicken into parts for making fried chicken. Cutting up your own chicken is a real money saver. You can follow along with Chef John's recipe for Buttermilk Fried Chicken. You’ll toss the chicken with 11 spices and then marinate it in buttermilk. Give the chicken a quick dredge in seasoned flour, and it’s fry time! In the video, you’ll see Chef John fry the chicken in hot oil and watch it come out so crispy and golden brown, you can practically taste it! See more Chef John videos >>

Related Recipes & Articles


Jul. 27, 2014 8:28 am
I am going to have to try this buttermilk fried chicken recipe one day. It looks very good. I have always been told that I make excellent fried chicken by all who has eaten it. Mine is lemon pepper fried chicken. I am no chef of course and I always love to learn new things so I will try it. Thanks! Chef
Jun. 26, 2014 9:54 pm
"...and how often are you gonna make fried chicken? like once a year?.." I laughed so hard. Once a year? That's hilarious. :P
May 13, 2014 12:20 am
what is the quantaty of buter in milk
Apr. 16, 2014 9:08 am
Love this recipe!Thanks chef.
Feb. 18, 2014 3:48 pm
Thanks Chef John you give me the courage to try this.....
Nov. 10, 2013 2:04 pm
Thanks for the video! It was really helpful to see how this was done. I threw in some Johnny's seasoning salt for the first batch and it helped add a nice kick. I also used this recipe and a nice BBQ Honey sauce recipe and made a true treat!
Oct. 5, 2013 1:26 pm
Did every exactly as instructed, crust came out burnt. Chicken was barely above the dry level. We even cut down the cooking time.
Sep. 12, 2013 11:08 am
As far as the disposing of the oil, my area has composting so they advised me to freeze the oil in paper cups (Dunkin,Starbucks or Tim Horton's cups) and then dispose in roadside composter on pick up day.
Alex N 
Aug. 30, 2013 8:37 am
This looks lovely. I will try at home
Aug. 11, 2013 10:59 am
I have a 9 cup deep fryer. How long would i put the pieces in if using the deep fryer?
Go Pro!

In Season

Speedy Weeknight Meals
Speedy Weeknight Meals

We’ll help you get dinner on the table in no time flat.

Back-to-School Eats
Back-to-School Eats

Get recipes that work for your busiest days.

New! Free Menus
New! Free Menus

Now you can try Menu Planner free. Start your 30-day trial today.

Recently Viewed Recipes

You haven't looked at any recipes lately. Get clicking!
Quick Links: Recipe Box | Shopping List | More »
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States