Simple Fried Chicken Recipe Without Buttermilk


Fried chicken is a classic comfort food that is loved by many. This simple fried chicken recipe without buttermilk is easy to make and results in crispy, flavorful chicken that will have your family asking for seconds.

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes


  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

Instructions: How to Cook Simple Fried Chicken Without Buttermilk

  1. In a shallow dish, mix together the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper.
  2. Coat each chicken thigh in the seasoned flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
  3. Heat about 1/2 inch of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Once the oil is hot, carefully add the chicken thighs to the skillet, skin side down.
  5. Cook the chicken for about 8-10 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  6. Remove the chicken from the skillet and place on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
  7. Serve the fried chicken hot with your favorite sides and enjoy!
Simple Fried Chicken Recipe Without Buttermilk