Fried Chicken Recipe

Buttermilk-fried Frazzles chicken

  • serves 10-12
  • Easy

Looking for an easy entertaining recipe? Coat chicken drumsticks in Frazzles crisps to make extra crispy and serve with slaw and mac 'n' cheese to feed a crowd


Our buttermilk fried chicken recipe uses Frazzles or bacon rasher crisps to make the coating extra crunchy for easy entertaining that’s super indulgent.



  • bone-in, skin-on chicken 20 pieces, choose a mixture of drumsticks and thighs, or halved breasts on the bone if you’re jointing your own chicken
  • vegetable oil
 for deep frying


  • buttermilk 2 x 284ml pots
  • cider vinegar 2 tbsp
  • onion granules 1 tbsp
  • dried sage 2 tsp
  • garlic granules 2 tsp


  • Frazzles or bacon rasher crisps 100g
  • cornmeal or ground polenta 200g
  • plain flour 200g
  • salt 2 tsp
  • ground black pepper 2 tsp
  • dried sage 2 tsp
  • onion granules 2 tsp
  • garlic granules 1 tsp
  • sweet paprika 2 tsp


  • Step 1

    Mix the marinade ingredients with 2 tsp of salt, and use to coat the chicken, either in sturdy food bags or a big bowl. Marinate overnight or for up to 24 hours.

  • Step 2

    Finely crush the crisps in another food bag with a rolling pin. Add the rest of the spiced coating ingredients and give the bag a shake.

  • Step 3

    In batches, tip some of the chicken pieces into a colander to remove excess buttermilk, then coat each in the spiced mixture.

  • Step 4

    Fill a deep pan no more than 1/3 full with oil and heat to 170C or until a cube of bread browns in 40 seconds. Heat the oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3 and line some baking trays with kitchen paper before sitting wire racks on top.

  • Step 5

    Put 3-4 pieces of chicken into the oil at a time and fry for 10-12 minutes until cooked through (if you have a meat thermometer the chicken should read 75C when it’s done). Carefully lift the chicken out to crisp up on the wire racks, and bring the oil back to 170C before starting the next batch. Keep the chicken warm in the oven while you continue to fry – if the oil is getting too dirty, swap to a second pan with new oil.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 465
  • Fat 24g
  • Saturates 3.9g
  • Carbs 32.9g
  • Sugars 2.5g
  • Fibre 1.8g
  • Protein 28.6g
  • Salt 2g