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Sunday, 7 August 2016

Buttermilk Chicken - the meltiest chicken ever

Ever fancied making your own KFC style chicken at home, but ten times better and healthier?? Well then, this will be your answer. 

These chicken legs are pre-soaked in the creamy buttermilk before being coated in a homemade crispy coating. Yum. 

The first bite tastes like heaven - trust me! The crispy coating is flavoursome with parmesan and paprika, and the chicken is melt-in-your-mouth. The perfect recipe if you want to impress your friends. 

Serves 2 hungry people

IMPORTANT - this recipe requires preparation overnight


The chicken
6 chicken drumsticks
1/4 tsp of salt
1/4 tsp of smoked paprika
1/4 tsp of garlic powder
Freshly ground pepper
Juice from 1/4 of a lemon
1/2 cup/ 25g of buttermilk
Olive oil

The coating
1/2 cup/ 25g of panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup/ 25g of cornflakes, crushed
1 tbsp of parmesan cheese (I used the dried sort)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp of smoked paprika
1/4 tsp of garlic powder
1/4 tsp chilli flakes

Method - marinating the chicken overnight

1. In a bowl, season the chicken with salt, smoked paprika, garlic powder and pepper. Pour over the lemon juice and butter milk and mix in. Refrigerate overnight or for 6-8 hours in the day.

Coating the chicken

1. Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees. Place a rack on a tray with foil underneath to minimise cleaning. Rub the tray with oil.

2. In a bowl, pour the panko, cornflakes, parmesan, salt, paprika, garlic and chilli. 

3. Take the chicken from the bowl and dredge in the chicken coating, one leg at a time. Make sure they are fully covered with the coating. Place on the tray, spaced apart. 

4. Drizzle olive oil over the legs and bake in the oven for 40 minutes, until fully cooked through. 

 I look cooking with buttermilk. Have you ever tried this? And do you have any legendary buttermilk recipes you'd like to share? 

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