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Aunt Beaut’s Fried Chicken



1 whole chicken

3 cups buttermilk

Seasoned flour

Salt & pepper

¼ cup peanut oil


  1. Cut chicken into breasts, thighs, drumsticks, and wings, or as you prefer.
  2. Soak chicken in salt water overnight. Rinse, and dry.
  3. Put large cast iron skillet on medium to medium-high heat. Add ¼ cup peanut oil, and heat until slightly smoking.
  4. Dip chicken pieces in buttermilk, and then dredge in seasoned flour. Shake off excess.
  5. Add to pan, skin side down. Pan fry until golden and begins to brown, then turn. Repeat process on other side. Reduce heat to medium-low to medium, turn back on skin side, cover, and cook for 20-25 minutes or until chicken begins to plump. Remove cover, raise heat slightly, and crisp on both sides to golden brown, being careful not to burn throughout process.
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