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Make yourself an epic family bucket at home!

Homemade Family Bucket

prep time1H


cooking time30Min


serving time6


  • 250 grams plain flour

  • 1/2 tablespoon salt

  • 1/2 tablespoon dried thyme leaves

  • 1/2 tablespoon dried basil leaves

  • 1/3 tablespoon dried oregano leaves

  • 1 tablespoon celery salt

  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon dried mustard

  • 4 tablespoons paprika

  • 2 tablespoons garlic salt

  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger

  • 3 tablespoons ground white pepper

  • 240 grams buttermilk

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 12 chicken pieces - breast, thigh & drumsticks

  • Vegetable oil, for frying


  1. Mix the flour in a bowl with all the herbs and spices and set aside.

  2. Mix the buttermilk and egg together in a separate bowl until combined. Soak the chicken in the buttermilk mixture at room temperature, 20-30 minutes.

  3. Remove chicken from the buttermilk, allowing excess to drip off. Dip the chicken pieces in the herb-spice-flour mixture to coat all sides, shaking off excess. Allow to sit on a rack over a baking sheet, 20 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, heat about 3 inches of the oil in a large pan with high sides over medium-high heat to 350F degrees.

  5. Use a deep-frying thermometer to check the temperature. When temperature is reached, lower the heat to medium to maintain it at 350F. Fry 3 or 4 pieces at a time, being careful not to crowd the pot.

  6. Fry until medium golden brown, turning once, which should take 15-18 minutes. Transfer chicken pieces to a baking sheet covered with paper towels. Repeat with

  7. Remaining chicken.

Homemade Family Bucket




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