Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe

Easy buttermilk recipes

Use this versatile ingredient to create crisp batter (check out our epic fried chicken burger), fluffy pancakes and super-light scones

Looking for buttermilk recipes? Want the best buttermilk chicken? Try our ideas below and check out our fried chicken recipes and chicken burger recipes.

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Buttermilk recipes

Buttermilk fried chicken

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


Peanut buttermilk pancakes

Covered in a vibrant array of summer fruits and a lip-smacking peanut butter sauce, these light and fluffy pancakes from food writer John Gregory-Smith make a fabulous brunch for two, or dessert for four.

Peanut Butter Pancakes Recipe

Buttermilk scones

Making your own scones is so easy with this quick and simple recipe. Make a batch to share with family and friends at the weekend. Jam first or cream is up to you.

Fruit Scones Recipe With Jam and Cream

Buttermilk chicken burger

Butchies is known for its crispy fried chicken, so we got our hands on the recipe for you to try at home. Marinating the chicken in buttermilk overnight makes it super succulent and juicy.

Butchies Fried Chicken Sandwich

Soda bread

This easy soda bread recipe takes less than an hour to make, so is ideal for when you’re in a hurry. It uses just four ingredients, including plain and wholemeal flour.

Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Buttermilk breakfast muffins

This recipe for banana breakfast muffins is so delicious that they feel like a treat, but they’re each under 200 calories. Make a batch now and you’ll have breakfast all week.


Baked blueberry donuts

These baked blueberry donuts with lemon glaze look fantastic, taste delicious and are surprisingly easy to make. Plus, because they’re baked not fried, they’re healthier than your average donut.

Blueberry Donuts Recipe with Lemon Glaze

Sweetcorn and jalapeño scones

These sweetcorn and jalapeño scones are really easy to make and ready in just 30 minutes. We love them slathered in butter as a snack, or on the side of a bowl of steaming soup.


Buttermilk fried turkey

Buttermilk fried turkey is a great alternative to chicken. The buttermilk makes the batter really light and crisp.


Kale hush puppies with lemon aïoli

Hush puppies are little American-style savoury donuts in a polenta batter. A classic side dish for seafood, they are also great for parties. These vegetarian kale ones are eaten with an aioli dip.


Buttermilk cornbreads

We love cornbread, and with this recipe for mini herb, green olive and buttermilk cornbreads we’ve made it even better. They’re really easy to make, are ready in under an hour but look really impressive.


Kale waldorf salad with buttermilk dressing

This kale waldorf salad with buttermilk dressing is a clever update on a classic and with a good amount of crunch and tangy dressing, it makes for a really useful side dish.


Buttermilk-fried squid and kimchi tacos

A new way with squid. Fried in crunchy breadcrumbs and served with lots of Korean spices, as well as kimchi, the traditional fermented vegetable side dish. Makes the best show-off dinner-party starter.

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Taco Recipe with Fried Squid Rings and Kimchi

Buttermilk pancakes with sticky banana and Brazil nuts

These American-style buttermilk pancakes are the fluffiest you’ll ever taste. Topped with caramelised banana and Brazil nuts what more could you want?