How to make Southern Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders or Fried Chicken. I will include some recipe variations.

Southern Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders Episode 28

Obviously, I made this for my daughter via the chicken tenders.  This reciped would be the same for breast, thighs, legs and wings.  You can fry food in a deep frier or using less oil in a cast iron pan.  This is a good starting point for any fried chicken.  I am constantly trying different vartions.  The important point in the buttermilk marinade for the chicken.  Breading options can vary drastically.  Give it a try and hope you enjoy.

Southern Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders Episode 28


    Spice Blend:
  • 2 T smoked paprika
  • 2 t sea salt
  • 1 t garlic powder
  • 1/2 t tumeric
  • 1 t thyme
  • 1 1/2 t oregano
  • 1 T white pepper
  • 1 t black pepper
  • optional 1-2 t cayenne pepper for heat)
  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 T of spice blend
  • 1 T-1/4 C of hot sauce
  • Buttermilk to cover chicken
    Bread Mixture:
  • 2 1/4 C all purpose flour
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1/4 C self rising stone ground corn flour (crunchier texture)
  • 1 T garlic salt
  • add rest of spice blend


  1. Cut boneless chicken into equal size pieces
  2. add 2 T of spice blend and mix
  3. add hot sauce
  4. cover with buttermilk and mix
  5. refrigerate for 24 hours
    Bread Mixture:
  1. let chicken sit at room temperature for 1 hour
  2. coat chicken liberally in flour mixture and let sit for 15 minutes
  3. you can coat in flour a second time if you like but let sit before cooking
  4. cook chicken at 325-350 degree oil until done ( Golden Brown) (darker brown will be crunchier but don't burn)
  5. You can make this without the corn flour as well as substitute 1/4 C corn or potato starch for the corn meal. This will give you a crispier crust.
  6. You can make regular boned fried chicken with this recipe as well.
    Make sure you add cooked chicken to wire rack not a paper towel:

If you liked this recipe give this one a try.  Click on photo for link to the page.

How to make blackened chicken the correct way with a cast iron pan. Also red pepper sriracha mayonnaise on a delicious fresh roll.


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