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Spicy Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe

Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
45 min
Yield
Feeds 4
In this Recipe

If you love Tabasco sauce, you’ll love this Spicy Buttermilk Fried Chicken recipe! This recipe from Tabasco has lots of heat to it and is easy to make on a stove top if you don’t have a deep fryer. Make sure you use real Tabasco sauce for the best overall flavor. What do you think of this recipe? Do you have a great spice combination for fried chicken or a tip for perfect crispiness? Let us know in the comments below!

Ingredients

  • 1 Chicken (fryer chicken)
  • 3 cup Buttermilk (either purchased cut up (recommended) or purchased whole and broken down into pieces)
  • .25 cup Tabasco
  • 2 cup Flour
  • 3 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder (divided)
  • .5 tsp Onion Powder
  • .25 tsp Pepper
  • Vegetable Oil

Directions

  1. Combine buttermilk, Tabasco Sauce, and 1 teaspoon of the salt in a large plastic bag and mix well. Add the chicken to the bag, seal the bag and cover all surfaces of the chicken in the seasoning. Click here to see why we don’t marinate longer.

  2. Combine the flour, remaining 2 teaspoons salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper in a shallow dish.

  3. Remove the chicken pieces from the plastic bag and allow excess buttermilk to drip off. Dredge the chicken pieces in the flour and seasoning mixture to make sure they are fully covered with flour and let chicken sit for 10 minutes.

  4. Add about 1-inch of oil to a large, deep skillet. Using medium high heat, bring the oil to 350°F.

  5. Fry chicken in batches of four, turning occasionally, until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a wire rack set on a baking sheet and put in an oven heated to 350°F and bake for 10 minutes. This will cook the chicken through without scorching the outside.

  6. Remove from oven, let rest 5 minutes and enjoy!

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