Emily Meggett Fried Chicken Recipe


Emily Meggett Fried Chicken is a delicious and crispy dish that will leave you wanting more. This recipe takes the classic fried chicken and adds a special twist to make it extra flavorful. The chicken is marinated in a blend of spices and buttermilk, then coated in a seasoned flour mixture before being fried to perfection. The result is juicy, tender chicken with a crispy, golden-brown crust. This recipe is perfect for a family dinner or a gathering with friends.

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes


  • 4 chicken drumsticks
  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


  1. In a large bowl, combine the buttermilk, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper. Mix well.
  2. Add the chicken drumsticks and thighs to the buttermilk mixture, making sure they are fully coated. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best results.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper. Mix well.
  4. Remove the chicken from the buttermilk mixture, allowing any excess liquid to drip off. Coat each piece of chicken in the seasoned flour mixture, pressing gently to adhere the flour to the chicken.
  5. In a large skillet or deep fryer, heat vegetable oil to 350°F (175°C).
  6. Carefully place the coated chicken pieces into the hot oil, being careful not to overcrowd the skillet or fryer. Cook the chicken in batches if necessary.
  7. Fry the chicken for about 12-15 minutes, turning