Amish Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Amish Buttermilk Fried Chicken

A cooking secret, buttermilk helps make some of the tastiest fried chicken recipes. Creating a moist and flavorful chicken, Amish Buttermilk Fried Chicken is a country classic that will become a household favorite. Dipped in a seasoned flour mix of garlic, onions, and basil, you will enjoy bite after bite. Crunch into dinner and experience it for yourself. You'll never want to try another fried chicken recipe again. Homemade is the way to go.


  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 1/2 pounds chicken fryer or broiler
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups canola or vegetable oil, for frying


  1. Combine buttermilk, salt and pepper and other ingredients for the buttermilk mixture in a bowl.
  2. Place chicken in a shallow container and pour mixture over top.
  3. Cover and let stand for 4 to 8 hours.
  4. Remove chicken. Discard buttermilk.
  5. Combine all the ingredients for flour mixture in a bowl.
  6. Dredge chicken in flour mixture, coating well.
  7. Cook in hot oil (about 350 degrees F.) until browned on one side (about 10- 12 minutes). Turn and brown the other side for the same amount of time. Make sure oil is not too hot that it burns the chicken.
  8. Place on plate with paper towels and wait for it to cool.


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When you let it rest for 4 hours - is that in the refridgerater or on the counter?

Big hit @ my house yesterday even got a thumbs up from my picky 14 y. o.!


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