A Southern Fried Chicken


A cut-up chicken dredged in buttermilk and seasoned flour, then deep-fried to perfection.

close up view of Southern Fried Chicken in a blue baking dish on top of paper towels
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 servings


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

  • 1 tablespoon coarse ground black pepper

  • 2 eggs

  • 4 cups buttermilk

  • 1 cup barbeque sauce

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon steak sauce

  • 1 (3 pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces

  • 2 cups oil for frying


  1. In a large shallow dish, mix together flour, seasoned salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. In a separate bowl, beat eggs, then whisk in buttermilk, barbeque sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and steak sauce.

  2. Dredge chicken in milk mixture, then in seasoned flour, alternating in each at least twice. Heat oil in a large, deep-sided skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  3. Cook chicken in hot oil until golden brown on both sides, about 10 minutes each side.


The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

806 Calories
30g Fat
79g Carbs
51g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 806
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 39%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 183mg 61%
Sodium 1323mg 58%
Total Carbohydrate 79g 29%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 51g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 260mg 20%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 826mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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