Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Recipe type: Snacks
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 2 servings
  • Chicken drumsticks – 4 [You can use chicken wings or chicken breasts]
  • Buttermilk – 100 ml (1 cup)
  • Egg - 1
  • Paprika/red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Hot pepper sauce – 1 tsp
  • Baking powder – 2 tsp
  • Baking soda – 1 & ½ tsp
  • All-purpose flour – 1 cup (approx.)
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Wash your chicken and dry it with paper towels. If using drumsticks like me, make some incisions on the thickest part.
  2. In a bowl mix the liquid ingredients – buttermilk and eggs – and spices – paprika, hot pepper sauce, salt and pepper – and mix really well.
  3. In another bowl, combine the baking powder and baking soda, and then whisk into the buttermilk mixture until it becomes foamy.
  4. Take a shallow dish and spread about 1 cup of flour. Arrange the buttermilk and flour side by side to start dredging the chicken.
  5. First dredge the chicken in the flour on all sides, then dip into the buttermilk mixture and make sure it's coated well all around. Then again dredge the chicken in flour one more time, then place the chicken on a plate. Repeat the same process with all chicken pieces.
  6. In a deep frying pan, heat enough oil so that the chicken remains mostly immersed into the oil while frying. When the oil is smoking hot, reduce the flame to medium and put the chicken into the oil. Do not put too many pieces at once as they may stick together. Also too many pieces will reduce the temperature of the oil and the chicken won’t be cooked well.
  7. Fry the chicken for about 10 min on the first side and then flip it over and fry for another 5 to 7 minutes. If you are using chicken breast or wings, they will take less time to cook; so do keep an eye. You have to fry the chicken on medium heat until the pieces are golden brown and crispy.
  8. Once done, place them on paper towels to soak up the excess oil and sprinkle some salt over it.
  9. Serve the scrumptious fried chicken hot with your favorite ketchup and some green salad!
Recipe by Flavor Quotient at http://www.flavorquotient.com/2015/06/buttermilk-fried-chicken/