Amish Fried Chicken Recipe

By Kara Harris · February 23, 2016

Amish Fried Chicken Recipe

Recipe for Amish Fried Chicken


For the Buttermilk Mixture:

• 2 cups buttermilk
• 2 1/2 pounds chicken (use breasts, legs, or even a whole fryer cut up)
• 1 teaspoon onion powder
• 1/4 teaspoon pepper
• 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
• 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

For the Flour Mixture:

• 2 cups flour
• 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
• 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
• Salt and pepper to taste
• 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
• 2 cups canola or vegetable oil, for frying


1. Combine buttermilk mixture ingredients in a bowl.

2. Place chicken in a shallow container and pour buttermilk mixture over top.

3. Cover and refrigerate for 4 to 8 hours.

4. Pour off the buttermilk.

5. Combine all the ingredients for flour mixture in a bowl.

6. Dredge chicken in flour mixture, coating well.

7. Cook stove top in oil (about 350°F) until browned on one side (about 10-12 minutes). Turn and brown the other side for the same amount of time. Make sure oil is not hot enough to burn the chicken.

8. Place on plate with paper towels to drain and cool.

9. Enjoy!