Buttermilk Chicken Recipe: How to Make Buttermilk Fried Chicken

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Buttermilk fried chicken recipe is very simple to make at any time, all you need is your buttermilk some chicken spices and plain flour to coat the chicken. This recipe can be served at birthday parties or simply during lunch hours.

Buttermilk chicken is a slightly sour fried chicken that has been soaked in fermented or sour milk, which is the buttermilk. See how to make buttermilk with milkat home.The lactic acid in buttermilk helps to tenderize and allow the added flavors to penetrate the chicken flesh which makes it cook in time in the oil, you will definitely love the tangy tenderization that the buttermilk gives to the chicken.

Buttermilk fried chicken is not only made in restaurants, you can also turn your house to an eatery and make this for the kids if not always, but once in a while. It is a simple recipe to make for the family and you can limit the ingredients or add more to your own preference. The above picture of buttermilk chicken was deep-fried and the chicken looks moist and unbelievably tasty, you should try this out yourself.

Also watch buttermilk fried chicken video above.

Buttermilk chicken marinades

  1. 1 cup of buttermilk
  2. 5-10 pieces of chicken
  3. 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  4. 1 tablespoon of paprika
  5. 1teasspoon of cayenne pepper
  6. teaspoon of garlic powder
  7. 1 small grated ginger (optional) to season the chicken
  8. teaspoon of ginger powder
  9. 1 seasoning cube
  10. teaspoon of onions powder or grated onions
  11. Salt to taste
  12. Peanut oil for frying
Buttermilk fried chicken ingredients
Buttermilk fried chicken ingredients

 

Directions for making buttermilk fried chicken

  1. Cut the chicken into your preferred sizes and drain from excess liquid.
  2. Add thyme, pepper, ginger, onions and all the dry spices to the chicken and toast.
  3. Add in the buttermilk to the seasoned chicken to soak well, store in the fridge for two hours or overnight.
  4. Add flour into a shallow bowl, season the flour with the remaining dry spices and mix it to combine and set aside.
  5. Bring out the marinated chicken from the fridge and drain from the buttermilk.
  6. Dredge the chicken one after the other in the seasoned flour until its all covered with the flour.
  7. Repeat the process to all the chicken pieces and shake off excess flour, then set aside.
  8. Heat up oil deep enough in a skillet on a high heat, once the oil is hot enough, fry the buttermilk battered chicken few at a time on one side.
  9. Turn to the next side and fry until the whole chicken is totally golden and crisp, this should take about 10 -20 minutes for the chicken to cook through depending on the parts and size of your chicken.
  10. Once the whole fried, chicken is thoroughly cooked and crisp and you are happy with what youre seeing, drain on cooling rack or paper towel.
  11. Enjoy your buttermilk fried chicken chilled with salad.

Simple directions for making buttermilk fried chicken with pictures

1. Cut the chicken into your preferred sizes and drain from excess liquid.

2. Add thyme, pepper, ginger, onions and all the dry spices to the chicken and toast.

3. Add in the buttermilk to the seasoned chicken to soak well, store in the fridge for two hours or overnight.

Soaking of chicken in buttermilk marinade
Soaking of chicken in buttermilk marinade

 

4. Add flour into a shallow bowl, season the flour with the remaining dry spices and mix it to combine and set aside.

5. Bring out the marinated chicken from the fridge and drain from the buttermilk.

Leave the marinated chicken to drain on a colander before coating it with the seasoned flour
Leave the marinated chicken to drain on a colander before coating it with the seasoned flour

 

6. Dredge the chicken one after the other in the seasoned flour until its all covered with the flour.

7. Repeat the process to all the chicken pieces and shake off excess flour, then set aside.

Coating of buttermilk chicken with flour batter
Coating of buttermilk chicken with flour batter

 

8. Heat up oil deep enough in a skillet on a high heat, once the oil is hot enough, fry the buttermilk battered chicken few at a time on one side.

9. Turn to the next side and fry until the whole chicken is totally golden and crisp, this should take about 10 -20 minutes for the chicken to cook through depending on the parts and size of your chicken.

Frying of buttermilk battered chicken in hot oil. You can adjust the heat once the chicken is almost cooked
Frying of buttermilk battered chicken in hot oil. You can adjust the heat once the chicken is almost cooked

 

10. Once the whole fried, chicken is thoroughly cooked and crisp and you are happy with what youre seeing, drain on cooling rack or paper towel.

Deep fry the chicken for about 15- 20 minutes until it is all crisp and golden
Deep fry the chicken for about 15- 20 minutes until it is all crisp and golden

 

Buttermilk fried chicken is ready
Buttermilk fried chicken is ready

 

11. Enjoy your buttermilk fried chicken chilled with salad.

Buttermilk fried chicken is served
Buttermilk fried chicken is served