Thursday 29 August 2013

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

When I was in America last year I had the most amazing buttermilk fried chicken, so I wanted to try to make  something similar. I used this recipe from BBC Good Food which turned out pretty well, but it wasn't anywhere near as nice as the meal I ate in Arizona!

You need:
chicken thighs and drumsticks
enough buttermilk to cover - probably one 284ml carton is enough for 2-4 people
1 onion
100g plain flour
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp dried thyme or 1 tbsp fresh thyme

Slice the onion, place in a bowl with the chicken pieces, season and pour over the buttermilk. Leave overnight.


Mix the spices - I used fresh thyme

Mix with the flour

Dip the chicken pieces in the spiced flour mixture

Heat 2cm of oil in a deep pan and when hot fry the chicken in batches until golden brown

Finish cooking in a preheated oven at 190C for about 20-25 minutes until the chicken is cooked through

Definitely a tasty way to serve chicken!

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