Mrs Wilkes Fried Chicken Recipe


Fried chicken is a classic Southern dish that is loved for its crispy exterior and juicy, flavorful meat. Mrs. Wilkes Fried Chicken Recipe is a timeless favorite that is sure to please your taste buds. This recipe combines simple ingredients with traditional cooking techniques to create a delicious and comforting meal.

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes


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

Instructions: How to Cook Mrs Wilkes Fried Chicken

  1. Place the chicken pieces in a large bowl and cover with buttermilk. Let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best results.
  2. In a shallow dish, mix together the flour, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  3. Remove the chicken pieces from the buttermilk and dredge them in the seasoned flour mixture, making sure to coat each piece evenly.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat until it reaches 350°F (180°C).
  5. Carefully place the chicken pieces in the hot oil, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. Fry in batches if necessary.
  6. Cook the chicken for about 6-8 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through. Use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  7. Remove the fried chicken from the oil and place on a wire rack to drain excess oil. Serve hot and enjoy!
Mrs Wilkes Fried Chicken Recipe