Max’S Fried Chicken Recipe


Max's Fried Chicken is a classic and delicious dish that is loved by many. The crispy and flavorful chicken is perfect for any occasion, whether it's a family dinner or a gathering with friends. With a prep time of 30 minutes and a cook time of 20 minutes, you can have this mouthwatering dish on the table in no time.


  • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


  1. In a large bowl, marinate the chicken pieces in buttermilk for at least 1 hour, or overnight for best results. This will help tenderize the chicken and infuse it with flavor.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to ensure the spices are evenly distributed.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a deep frying pan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. The oil should be about 1 inch deep.
  4. Take each piece of chicken from the buttermilk and dredge it in the flour mixture, making sure to coat it thoroughly. Shake off any excess flour.
  5. Carefully place the coated chicken pieces into the hot oil, skin side down. Be cautious to not overcrowd the pan, as this will lower the oil temperature and result in less crispy chicken.
  6. Fry the chicken for about 10 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and cooked through. The internal temperature should reach 165°F (74°C).
  7. Once cooked, transfer the fried chicken to a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
  8. Serve the Max's Fried Chicken hot and crispy, alongside your favorite sides such as mashed potatoes,