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Quick and Simple Fried Chicken Recipe (Without Buttermilk)

Sharon is a passionate foodie who likes to make and share amazing dishes.

Easy fried chicken

Easy fried chicken

How to Make Simple Fried Chicken for One

Going to university and living on campus has taught me a few things. Meat is expensive, and being vegetarian is almost sustainable. However, I can't live without meat, especially chicken. So I had to find ways to eat meat for cheap but make it tasty. This recipe is as simple as fried chicken gets. I prefer this recipe with a side of fries because it reminds me of home and my mother's cooking.


  • 2 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, grounded
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

25 min

30 min

1 serving


  1. Boil water in a saucepan. Add the chicken to the water before it starts boiling. Leave for 15 minutes.
  2. Drain the chicken and pat it dry with a paper towel.
  3. Rub the salt and black pepper onto each of the chicken legs
  4. Pour oil into a frying pan and heat the oil. Once the oil is hot, place the chicken gently into the oil.
  5. Cook each side of the chicken for 2 to 4 minutes on each side.
  6. Once cooked, remove the chicken from the oil and place on a plate and enjoy.

Tips and Tricks

  • You may interchange any of the ingredients for your own personal choice.
  • Serve with anything, especially french fries.

Alternate Cooking Method

If you want to choose a healthier way to cook your chicken, you may choose to bake the chicken instead of frying it. Place the chicken on a baking tray. Drizzle olive oil (any oil of choice) onto the chicken. Bake it for 5 minutes or until crispy on both sides at 180 degrees Celsius.

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