James Martin's famous buttermilk chicken
Staying at home never tasted so good! If you’re missing fast food in lockdown, James is back to show us how to make the perfect fried chicken at home.
Fried buttermilk chicken
600g boneless skinless chicken thighs400ml buttermilk
1tbsp paprika2tsp onion salt1tsp black pepper½ tsp celery salt½ tsp dried sage½ tsp garlic powder½ tsp ground allspice1tsp dried oregano1tsp dried marjoram200g plain flour
Vegetable oil for frying
Sliced fresh chilliesFresh corianderChipotle sauce mixed with sour cream or mayonnaise
1. Coat the chicken thighs in the buttermilk, then cover and pop in the fridge overnight
2. Heat a deep fat fryer to 170c
3. In a large bowl, mix all of the spices with the flour. Then take the chicken and place in the mix and make sure the pieces are fully coated all over. Deep fry in batches for 6 to 7 minutes, then drain.
4. Serve on a platter. Sprinkle over the chillies, coriander and chipotle sauce.