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Spicy Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe
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Spicy Buttermilk Fried Chicken

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"Bring some zing to traditional crispy fried chicken by adding TABASCO® Sauce to the buttermilk marinade."

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Original recipe makes 8 pieces fried chicken Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    7 hrs 30 mins


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 degrees F.
  4. 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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 04, 2012

This recipe made for a great crunchy coating over the chicken. It is an easy and tasty recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 13, 2012

I've been looking for a great spicy fried chicken recipe and I am still left disappointed. I did not find this spicy at all. It was bland and def. missing something. My search will continue.

Dec 30, 2011

Used this recipe tonight with wings. GREAT Flavor and very easy. Will be doing thiss again!

Jan 08, 2012

I liked that is was easy to do, I did not soak over night and it still was yummy

Nov 02, 2012

I did not have any Tabasco Pepper Sauce. I used almost a full bottle of "Tiger Sauce" Yum, Yum. I believe it is important to soak the chicken overnight in the buttermilk. Also I browned my chicken, drained it on paper towels and then finished in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes. (Give or take, some pieces are bigger than others.)

Dec 20, 2012

We LOVE this recipe; however, we also did not find it spicy at all the first time we made it. We upped the amount of tabasco sauce from 1/4 cup to 1 1/2 cups and also added more black pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. It turned out MUCH better the 2nd time around. We also don't use the whole chicken and instead opt for either drumsticks or thighs. This 2nd time was AMAZING with the added spices.

Nov 06, 2012

Chicken was very moist. One of the best fried chicken recipes we've had. Would recommend marinating overnight, as I only marinated for 6 hours. Will make again.

Nov 02, 2012

I haven't tried it yet, but when I do I'm gonna add cayenne to the flour mixture.


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  • Calories
  • 1174 kcal
  • 59%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 60.4 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 171 mg
  • 57%
  • Fat
  • 73.2 g
  • 113%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 66.1 g
  • 132%
  • Sodium
  • 2186 mg
  • 87%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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