Buttermilk Chicken

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"This recipe comes from Food Network, it's so good it may become your go-to recipe, it's browned in the fry pan then finished baking ion the oven. There is a marinating time of 8-24 hours for the chicken"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (573.8 g)
  • Calories 624.7
  • Total Fat - 14.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 966 mg
  • Sodium - 2253.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 40 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.2 g
  • Sugars - 7.7 g
  • Protein - 78.9 g
  • Calcium - 208.8 mg
  • Iron - 11.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 14.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Combine buttermilk, hot pepper sauce, and 1 teaspoon of the salt in a large glass bowl. Add chicken pieces, let sit for 8 hours or overnight in the refrigerator, turning the chicken pieces over at least once. Once ready to cook, remove the chicken from the refrigerator.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 3

Remove the chicken from the buttermilk and blot the excess liquid with paper towels.

Step 4

Mix the flour, remaining 2 teaspoons salt, breadcrumbs, granulated garlic, paprika, and black pepper in a large bowl.

Step 5

In a large frying pan, heat 1-inch of oil over medium-high heat. Working in batches, toss the chicken in the flour, making sure the chicken is fully coated and dry. Fry the chicken 3 minutes on each side.

Step 6

Transfer each piece of chicken to a baking sheet lined with a cooling rack and bake until the internal temperature is 170 degrees F, about 25 more minutes.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I quartered a whole chicken and gave it 9 hours in the marinade and then proceeded with the recipe allowing 50 minutes to bake at 175C fan forced and the result was a crunchy coating and moist chicken and the meat on the wings was falling of the bone. The only change I would make is to halve the amount of the coating as I had heaps left over and as raw chicken had been in it, I threw it out. Thank you Sara, made for What's on the Menu tag game at Food Friends and Fun Forums.

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(11 Aug 2014)