crispy buttermilk oven-fried chicken

Buttermilk Oven-Fried Chicken

No, you’re not seeing double, well maybe a little, but more because I always have buttermilk in the fridge, and because those I cook for gobbled up the buttermilk pan-fried chicken like their collective hairs were on fire, and because they all got down on their little knobby chicken knees and have spent the last 48 hours beggin’ for another round of finger-lickin’ chicken. I decided to switch it up – take it out of the frypan & toss it in the fire, well not quite the fire – the oven, actually. So whether you pan-fry it, oven-fry it or head outside to the grill (minus the breading), buttermilk-marinated chicken will bring it every single time. And in the name of efficiency, I’m going to pick this one up at the breading station –

Buttermilk Oven-Fried Chicken

So start putting your chicken to sleep in a bed of buttermilk before it meets any heat and you’ll soon have the deepest of understandings of what all cooks south of the north amercan border know – it ain’t worth squat if it ain’t been to bed with buttermilk. On that note – with a batch of buttermilk in hand, kickin’ chicken is not far behind – so let’s oven-fry some chicken! 

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1. You need to round up a mess of chicken pieces, 8-10.

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2. Season up a couple of cups of buttermilk – put it in a ziploc bag and put the bag in a bowl.

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3. Stir it all around.

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4. And get the chicken in the bag.

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5. Seal it up and get it in the fridge – anywhere from a couple of hours to overnight.

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6. Get your breading ingredients together – breadcrumbs, garlic & onion powder, cayenne pepper & paprika.

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7. Bring on the dried herbs.

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8. Strain the marinade from the chicken in a colander and drain any excess.

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9. And get breading – throughly coat the drained chicken in the bread crumb mixture.

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10. Keep going until it’s all coated.

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11. You’re almost done.

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12. It’s ready for the oven.

Buttermilk Oven-Fried Chicken

Bake until drooling – you, silly – not the chicken.

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