The best part about eating fried chicken is that crispy, golden, deep fried crust on the outside. This recipe will give you just that in a few simple steps! This chicken recipe will produce a perfectly crunchy crust every time with just a few ingredients. While this it may take a little bit of planning ahead to make this chicken perfectly, it is well worth it. Chicken thighs are used here but feel free to use chicken wings or drumsticks- any part of the chicken that has a bone will work just fine! Just remember, if you are making wings or drumsticks, the frying time may vary.
Place the chicken thighs in a medium sized bowl and cover with buttermilk. Cover and let sit for 30 minutes to allow the chicken to absorb some of the milk.
In a medium sized bowl, mix the salt, pepper, paprika and flour together.
-If you want to make your chicken spicy, add a tablespoon of Tabasco to the buttermilk soak at the beginning of the recipe.
– If you are using drumsticks, allow the chicken to fry for a total of 20 minutes and, if using chicken wings, fry for a total of 15 minutes.