This is the easiest and most delicious fried chicken to ever make! If you follow this recipe, you will have perfect fried chicken every time. The secret is in the buttermilk. This is a recipe I have known by heart that has been passed down by family and never written down until now.
For a four person serving, you will need:
4 fresh, deboned chicken breasts
2 cups buttermilk
3 cups flour
A few pinches of seasoning to add to the flour such as pepper
1 1/2 32oz bottles vegetable oil (do not substitutie any other kind of oil)
Large stock pot for oil
Large plastic cutting board
Large sharp knife
Divided container to put buttermilk, flour and coated chicken in (or three separate bowls for each)
Gently pour 1 1/2 bottles of vegetable oil into a cold stock pot. Place the stock pot on a stove burner and turn heat to medium high. The oil will heat while you prepare the chicken.
CAUTION: NEVER LEAVE A POT OF HEATING OIL UNATTENDED ON THE STOVE! This is to prevent accidents and possible fire.