Classic Fried Chicken Breast

Indulge in the ultimate comfort food with this classic fried chicken breast recipe. Marinated in buttermilk and coated with a flavorful blend of spices, these chicken breasts are fried to golden perfection. Crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, they're perfect for any meal. Serve with your favorite sides for a delicious and satisfying experience.



5/18/20241 min read

Fried Chicken Breast Recipe
Fried Chicken Breast Recipe

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup breadcrumbs

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp black pepper

  • 1 tsp paprika

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp onion powder

  • Vegetable oil for frying

  1. Marinate the Chicken:

    • In a bowl, mix the buttermilk and egg.

    • Add the chicken breasts, ensuring they are fully submerged. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (or overnight for best results).

  2. Prepare the Coating:

    • Combine the flour, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder in another bowl.

  3. Coat the Chicken:

    • Remove the chicken from the buttermilk mixture, allowing the excess to drip off.

    • Dredge each chicken breast in the flour mixture, pressing down to ensure an even coat.

  4. Fry the Chicken:

    • Heat about 1 inch of vegetable oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet.

    • Once the oil is hot, carefully place the chicken breasts in the skillet.

    • Fry for about 6-8 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cooked through (internal temperature should reach 165°F/74°C).

  5. Drain and Serve:

    • Transfer the fried chicken breasts to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.

    • Serve hot and enjoy!

      Recommended Product: For best results, use a high-quality skillet. We recommend the Lodge Cast Iron Skillet, which is perfect for frying and ensures even heat distribution.

      Nothing beats the comfort and satisfaction of a perfectly fried chicken breast. This classic recipe takes tender, juicy chicken breasts, marinates them in rich buttermilk, and coats them with a savory blend of spices and breadcrumbs. The result is a golden, crispy exterior with a moist, flavorful interior. Whether for a family dinner, a picnic, or a casual get-together, this fried chicken will surely be a hit. Get ready to enjoy a timeless favorite that's as delicious and easy to make.