Thursday, August 21, 2014

Buttermilk Fried Chicken (Gordon Ramsay)

A very simple and delicious chicken dish, fried chicken. One of the most loved by kids kind of food. Of course, adult too :)

This fried chicken is so tasty. So crispy on the outside and succulent on the inside, the meat is so yummy and soft & juicy. No need to worry that you will get hard and tasteless meat in it, thanks to the overnight marinade. Finger licking good!
What you need:
4 pieces each of free range chicken drumsticks and thighs (I used 1 whole free range chicken, cut in parts)
500ml buttermilk
flavourless oil for deep frying (I used canola)
300g plain flour (I used whole wheat flour)
1-2 tsp smoked paprika (I used two good pinch of paprika powder)
1/2 tsp garlic powder (I used 1 1/2 tsp)
1-2 tsp cayenne pepper (I skipped)
salt and black pepper
  1. In a container, pour buttermilk and add a good pinch of salt, stir
  2. Add in chicken pieces and cover. Let sit in the fridge overnight
  3. The next day, take out the marinated chicken from the fridge and bring back to room temperature before cooking
  4. Heat oil for deep frying
  5. Combine flour, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir well. Remove the chicken pieces from the buttermilk, shaking off any excess, then dip in the flour, making sure all sides are coated
  6. Deep fry coated chicken til golden brown both sides. Drain on kitchen paper and serve warm
I cooked baked buttermilk fried chicken before and it was just as good. You may view it HERE. I guess this Gordon Ramsay's version is also possible to bake. Should try next time, since it's healthier option :)

This post is linked to Cook like a Star organised by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids, Yen from Eat Your Heart Out and Mich from Piece of Cake
Also this post is linked to the event Little Thumbs Up (August 2014 Event: Flour) - organised by Zoe (Bake for Happy Kids) and Mui Mui (My Little Favourite DIY) and hosted by Diana from Domestic Goddess Wannabe


  1. Hi Alice, your chicken looks so crispy!!!

  2. Oh I saw this recipe too and was thinking of oven-baking it. Thanks for linking to CLAS!

    1. yes, I will try bake it too next time :)

  3. Hi Alice,

    I have heard and seen so many delicious buttermilk fried chicken but have not try cooking any yet... This GR recipes sounds really easy and flavorsome!


    1. yes Zoe, this is good and easy to prepare :)

  4. Hi Alice,
    I prepared this chicken, used cooked and baked, it turned out very juicy and yummy, only the outer coat easily drop off, may I know how you do yours so nice? I did not really shaking off any excess buttermilk, may be this is the mistake, any tips to share? so I will do better for the next time.
    Thank you for sharing! Have a nice day ahead!

    1. hi Soh, perhaps the flour coating is not thick enough? I put real thick coating :P

  5. Wow looks finger licking good! Send me a piece!

    1. thks Mich, it's all gone on the very same day haha...



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