Fried Chicken Southern Comfort Food

Hi Guys, this recipe is something from my childhood and I wanted to share with you.  This is a dish my dad would cook on Sunday’s after church for us.  We didn’t eat this often but when we did it was such a great Sunday dinner.

I also have a recipe on the white gravy or milk gravy as I know it, and that is in another blog so go get that and pair it with this.




4 to 6 pieces of chicken (washed and patted dry)

The list of seasonings below

1 to 1 ½ cups oil to fry with

Butter Milk Marinade                              656f32ef-578b-4064-a340-32982ab73246.jpeg

1 pint butter milk

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. onion powder

½ tsp. salt

½ tsp. pepper

1 tsp. paprika

1 tsp. oregano

Seasonings for flour dredge

1 ½ tsp. garlic powder

1 ½ tsp. onion powder

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. pepper

1 ½ tsp. paprika

1½ tsp. oregano



In a large bowl add the butte milk along with all the seasoning for the butter milk marinade. Give this mixture a good stir to combine all the ingredients well.  Then add in the washed chicken and cover with plastic wrap and set in fridge for at least 1 hour.

Remove the chicken from fridge and let it sit for about 15 minutes.

Get your flour dredge pan ready with all the seasonings listed above and give it a good stir so all is combined well.

Take one piece at a time out of the butter milk marinade and dredge it into the flour making sure the piece is coated very well.   Put the flour coated chicken on a sheet pan and finish coating the rest of the chicken.


In a large cast iron pan on medium heat add the oil.  Once oil is fully heat add in about 4 pieces of chicken but do not over crowd the pan.


Cook all the chicken and place on plate lined with papers towels.


Note: the chicken should read 165 degree with a thermometer.  If you don’t think it is fully done you can put the chicken on a sheet pan in the oven for 15 minutes at 375 degrees.  This will finish the cooking process.


Author: sledge258

I'm a wife, mom, with a full time job. I love to cook, write and photography. These are my pasions in life. With a full time job my passions tend to get put on the back burner, but I am trying to change that. I wanted to start a blog so I can bring out all of my passions in one place.

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