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Crispy Fried Chicken recipe made without buttermilk
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Crispy Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken Recipe made without buttermilk! Our Crispy Fried Chicken has a quick marinade & a double coat of batter for an extra crispy texture!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: chicken, dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fried Chicken Recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 472kcal


  • 1 pound chicken pieces with skin
  • canola or vegetable oil, for frying

Quick & Easy Chicken Marinade

  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Dredging Mixture

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder optional
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together ketchup, soy sauce, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Place chicken pieces in a large bowl, add the marinade and turn to coat well. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  • In a large shallow dish, combine the flour, cornstarch, paprika, turmeric powder, salt, and chili. Place chicken in the flour mixture. Turn to coat. Then dip the pieces into a bowl of water, one piece at a time. Repeat coating with the flour mixture.
  • Heat the oil (three inches deep) in a dutch oven on medium-high heat to 350°F. Fry the chicken in small batches for 5-7 minutes on each side, until juice runs clear and internal temp registers 165°F. Cool on paper towels for several minutes before serving.


Calories: 472kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 1091mg | Potassium: 254mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 658IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 3mg