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buttermilk fried chicken breast

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Breast

Buttermilk fried chicken breast is brined in a buttermilk marinade before being coated in seasoned flour and deep fried to golden and crispy perfection. Serve in a sandwich or topped with gravy and potatoes on the side.
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Keyword: buttermilk brine for chicken breast, buttermilk marinated chicken, deep fried chicken breast, buttermilk fried chicken breast, fried chicken breast
Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 367kcal


Buttermilk Marinade

  • 1.5 lbs chicken breast boneless, skinless
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce
  • 3 tsp salt

Seasoned Flour


  • In a bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg, salt and hot sauce.
  • Transfer the chicken breasts to the buttermilk marinade and cover. Refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour.
  • Add at least 2 inches of oil to a large pot and heat to 350 degrees F.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, white peppercelery salt, granulated garlic and paprika powder.
  • Remove the chicken breast from the buttermilk marinade allowing the excess to drip off before transferring to the seasoned flour.
  • Coat each chicken breast completely with the flour then transfer to the hot oil and deep fry for 15-20 minutes, flipping the chicken throughout the process. Don't over crowd the pan. The fried chicken is ready once a kitchen thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast reads at least 165 degrees F.
  • Transfer the chicken to a plate or wire rack and blot with a paper towel to absorb the excess oil.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and serve with your favorite side dish or make a chicken sandwich and enjoy.


  • Use a deep frying thermometer to ensure the oil reaches a temperature of 350 degrees F before frying the chicken.
  • Don't over crowd the pan, otherwise the oil temperature will drop. I fried 2 breasts at a time.
  • The recommended seasoning measurements should be adjusted according to personal taste.
  • I find my chicken to be extra crispy if I blot the excess oil using a paper towel after it’s done cooking.


Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 156mg | Sodium: 4142mg | Potassium: 783mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 2mg