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Spicy Buttermilk Fried Chicken



Cook Time

30 minutes with 4-6 hours/ overnight marinating time required




3 cups buttermilk

1/4 cup TABASCO® brand Original Red Sauce

3 teaspoons salt, divided

1 (2 1/2- to 3-pound) chicken, cut up into 8 pieces

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon pepper

Canola oil for deep-frying


Combine buttermilk, TABASCO® Sauce, and 1 teaspoon of the salt in a large bowl or large resealable plastic bag and mix well. Add the chicken and cover bowl or seal bag; refrigerate for 6 to 24 hours.

Combine flour, remaining 2 teaspoons salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper in a shallow dish. Remove chicken pieces from marinade and allow excess buttermilk to drip off. Dredge chicken pieces in flour mixture and let chicken sit for 10 minutes.

Add about 1-inch of oil to a large, deep skillet. Attach a deep-fry thermometer and, over medium-high heat, bring oil to 350°F.

Fry chicken in batches of four, turning occasionally, until golden brown and cooked through, about 10 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a wire rack set on a baking sheet.


Recipe & Image courtesy of Stuart Alexander 

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