I marinade chicken I am going to fry overnight in buttermilk and hot sauce. I just shake the hot sauce in until it turns the buttermilk light pink. The chicken does not taste of hot sauce. Then I drain the chicken and coat it with self rising flour I have seasoned with paprika, garlic powder, black pepper, and salt. When the oil is hot I cook the chicken about 16-17 minutes covered with a lid and I turn it 2-3 times and then I drain it on paper towels.
By the way we did have a large tossed salad too and I used cucumbers and bell pepper from our little garden. My husband picked two tiny red ripe cherry tomatoes and brought them to the kitchen Sunday afternoon as I was peeling the potatoes. It was very sweet. He washed them and gave me one and he ate the other!! What a guy!!