Deep Fried Chicken.

Can be done in as little as 4 hours but best done overnight.


  • 4 chicken breasts skin on and bone in
  • For The Brine
  • 1 qt Butter milk
  • 2 tbsp of kosher/sea salt
  • 2 tbsp black pepper
  • For The Coating
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 tbsp of sea salt
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 bottles of peanut oil or enough to put in a wok and cover the chicken breasts
  • paper towel

Now Cook:

1. Put the butter milk in a bowl and stir in the salt and pepper until the salt is dissolved. Transfer to a large plastic resealable bag.

2. Poke some holes in the chicken breasts with a knife and put in the bag. Seal and massage the bag to cover the chicken breasts. Put in the fridge for a minimun of 4 hours or overnight. The buttermilk tenderizes the chicken the longer you brine it.

3. Take the chicken out of the fridge and hour before you are ready to cook.

4. Place the oil in a wok or deep pot and heat to 350 degrees.

5. Put the flour and spices in a paper bag (like one from LCBO). Shake till well mixed.

6. Set a rack on a baking sheet or tray. Let the chicken and buttermilk come to room temperature. Place the chicken pieces in the paper bag filled with the flour mixture having shaken off any excess buttermilk, and shake well to coat, or toss them in the bag with the flour mixture to achieve a similar result.

7. Flour and fry the pieces of chicken skin-side down, in batches so as not to crowd the wok, for about 5 to 15 minutes until cooked through and a deep golden brown. Color is as or more important than time: Watch your chicken and get it out when it's golden brown. Make sure your oil is back up to 350 before doing another batch. Place the chicken on the rack with paper towel underneath to drain.

8. Can be served with my coleslaw recipe or on its own.

Hint: You can use multiple bags of flour with their own spice ratio to tailor to your guests.

Remember to keep the empty peanut oil bottles so you can use them to put in the used oil and discard that way. You don’t want to put the oil down your drain.