Buttermilk Southern Fried Chicken Recipe

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Buttermilk Southern Fried Chicken
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  1. Wash chicken pieces thoroughly and pat dry.
  2. Place chicken in a long, shallow glass baking dish.
  3. Pour the buttermilk over the chicken, cover and refrigerate for a least 4 hours, turning once or twice. In a clean plastic or brown paper bag, combine the flour, salt, pepper, paprika, and if desired the garlic and onion powders.
  4. Drain the chicken and place two or three pieces of chicken in the bag and shake well to coat evenly.
  5. Repeat until all chicken has been coated with seasoned flour mixture. In a large, heavy skillet, heat about one-half of oil over medium-high heat until hot, but not smoking.
  6. Add chicken (in batches if necessary) and brown on all sides, about three minutes per side. Place browned chicken on a warm platter until all pieces are cooked.
  7. When all the chicken pieces are browned, crowd them into the skillet, turn heat to medium-low, cover and cook, turning occasionally, until tender, about 35-40 minutes.
  8. Remove cover, turn heat to medium-high and cook six to eight minutes more or until skin is crispy.
  9. Serve at once. Serves 4.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 857.16 Kcal (3589 kJ)
Calories from fat 368.37 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40.93g 63%
Cholesterol 13.48mg 4%
Sodium 2426.47mg 101%
Potassium 1073.91mg 23%
Total Carbs 56.32g 19%
Sugars 6.2g 25%
Dietary Fiber 12.66g 51%
Protein 66.51g 133%
Iron 11.8mg 66%
Calcium 269.9mg 27%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 194.07 Kcal (813 kJ)
Calories from fat 83.4 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.27g 63%
Cholesterol 3.05mg 4%
Sodium 549.37mg 101%
Potassium 243.14mg 23%
Total Carbs 12.75g 19%
Sugars 1.4g 25%
Dietary Fiber 2.87g 51%
Protein 15.06g 133%
Iron 2.7mg 66%
Calcium 61.1mg 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 19.8
  • 22

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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