English’S Fried Chicken Recipe


English's Fried Chicken is a classic dish that is loved by many for its crispy and flavorful coating. This recipe will guide you through the process of making this delicious dish right in your own kitchen.

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes


  • 4 chicken drumsticks
  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for extra heat)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, paprika, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper (if using). Mix well.
  2. Dip each piece of chicken into the buttermilk, allowing any excess to drip off.
  3. Coat the chicken in the flour mixture, pressing it firmly to adhere. Make sure each piece is evenly coated.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or deep fryer to 350°F (175°C).
  5. Carefully place the coated chicken pieces into the hot oil, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. Fry in batches if necessary.
  6. Cook the chicken for about 12-15 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through. The internal temperature should reach 165°F (74°C).
  7. Remove the chicken from the oil and place it on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
  8. Serve the English's Fried Chicken hot and crispy, alongside your favorite sides and sauces.

Enjoy this homemade version of English's Fried Chicken, and savor the crispy and flavorful goodness with every bite!