Buttermilk Fried Chicken (or Cornish Game Hen)
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Serves: 4-8
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 small chicken or game hen, cut into parts
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or whole milk works fine I found if you don't have buttermilk
  • Cooking oil (I used canola)
  1. Combine the flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika in a bag or bowl. Toss chicken pieces in the seasoned flour and shake off excess. Dip floured pieces in the buttermilk, then coat in more flour. If you want a thicker crust, dip again in buttermilk and again in flour. Lay pieces in a single layer on a cutting board or plate.
  2. Add oil to a skillet to a depth of an inch and heat until some flour dropped in the oil sizzles. Add chicken pieces and cook until lightly golden brown on both sides, about 3-5 minutes per side. Transfer to a rack over a baking sheet and place in a 350 degree oven. Continue to cook until the meat temperature reaches 160 degrees.
Recipe by Cooking With MicheleĀ® at https://cookingwithmichele.com/2018/12/buttermilk-fried-chicken-or-cornish-game-hen/