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Buttermilk fried chicken

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Soaking the chicken in buttermilk tenderises the meat and helps the crispy coating stick. A great DIY takeaway to make at home on the weekend.

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Ingredients

  • 1.5 kg, any excess skin trimmed
  • buttermilk 2 x 284ml cartons
  • onion 1, peeled and sliced
  • plain flour 200g
  • groundnut oil for frying
  • sea salt flakes

spice mix

  • paprika 3 tsp
  • garlic salt 1 tsp
  • celery salt 1 tsp
  • cayenne ½ tsp
  • dried thyme 1 tsp

Method

  • Step 1

    Toss the chicken pieces in a bowl with the buttermilk, onion and some seasoning. Cover and leave for 3-4 hours.

  • Step 2

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan180C/gas 6. Put a large roasting rack over a roasting tin. Put the spice mix and flour on a large flat plate. Add a generous amount of seasoning and toss together. Take each piece of chicken and shake, leaving excess marinade and the onion behind. Toss in the spiced flour to coat.

  • Step 3

    Heat 2cm oil in a large deep non-stick frying pan until a cube of bread browns in 30 seconds. Add the chicken in batches of

    3 or 4 pieces and fry for a few minutes on all sides until light golden (don’t let them get too dark as you are going to cook them in the oven). Carefully transfer each piece to the roasting rack and tray. When all the pieces have had their initial frying, put in the oven on a low shelf for 30-35 minutes to finish cooking. Serve hot sprinkled with sea salt.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 509
  • Carbs 40g
  • Protein 58g
  • Fat 13g
  • Salt 3.6g
  • Fibre 1.7g
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