Buttermilk fried chicken is a different take on homemade fast food. Its a perfect alternative to fast food take out because its quick and easy to prepare. Partner it with a soup or pasta, you’ll have a more than complete meal. If you don’t prefer frying, baking is another option.
2 pieces chicken breasts
1 cup buttermilk
1 tbsp red chilli powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 tbsp buttermilk
2 cups breadcrumbs
Salt and pepper to season
2 cups vegetable oil for frying
1. Marinate the chicken breasts in the buttermilk mixture and leave it aside for at least 2 hours.
2. In a bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, salt, and pepper. In another bowl, beat the egg and whisk in the buttermilk. Keep the breadcrumbs aside.
3.Heat the oil. Coat the chicken breasts in the flour, then dip it in the egg wash, and cover it with breadcrumbs completely.
4. Fry the chicken breasts until done. If the oil is too hot, the breading will brown too soon, while the chicken may not be well-done. If the oil isn’t hot enough, the breading will become soggy not crispy. Sprinkle a few breadcrumbs to test the temperature of the oil.
Drain on kitchen napkins. You can cut it in slices or serve it whole. Serve with fries or mashed potatoes, and boiled, seasoned vegetables.