March 7, 2020

Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Sour Cream and Honey Sauce

Prep Time: 4 hrs
Cook Time: 25 mins
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I’m participating in the 2020 Juneteenth Cookout Takeover. This initiative was established to encourage the celebration of Juneteenth – a jubilee of freedom to commemorate the end of slavery – and to amplify the food traditions (Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Sour Cream and Honey Sauce) of black culinary creatives.  Juneteenth (a merge of the words/date June Nineteenth) marks the date in 1865 that the last enslaved people learned of their freedom.  And for over 150 years since, Black American families, home-cooks, chefs, and culinarians have commemorated the summer holiday with a wide range of food traditions that tell a story of the perseverance of a people.

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Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Sour Cream and Honey Sauce! Who doesn't love buttermilk fried chicken? I cannot think of one person. Fried chicken is one of those dishes that's nostalgic and always takes me back to my childhood. It reminds me of going over my aunt's house and playing double dutch with my cousins after school. I sucked at jumping rope - I could never catch the beat and I turned off rhythm which messed everyone else up too. LOL

I remember trying so hard and being so happy when I could get in the rope and last longer than 5 seconds. If I made it past "Challenge, Challenge '1'" - it was a win. Isn't it funny how certain foods bring back memories and how we associate senses like smell and taste with times from our past? That's what fried chicken does for me.

fried chicken on a cooling rack with honey in a bowl

Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Sour Cream and Honey Sauce

My Uncle Tuna made the BEST buttermilk fried chicken known to man. It was tasty, crispy, and put Popeye's and KFC to shame. Have you ever eaten someone's food and just felt like they literally put their soul into it? That was my Uncle Tuna's fried chicken. I remember the house being loud and as soon as he put the fried chicken out, the room immediately went silent and all you heard was chewing and "mmmm". I don't eat fried chicken often, but when I do I am reminded of these fond memories - hanging out with my cousins while my mom was at work and fighting over who would be player one on the playstation.

We'd play the most elaborate games of house, hide and seek, and make up card games that lasted hours. My cousins even turned their bedroom into a club called "Club Bubbles" and it was literally one of the coolest places on Earth. They painted "Club Bubbles" on the wall in bright purple paint and even had a strobe light and disco ball hanging down from the ceiling. We'd play techno music and dance and laugh for hours and then get Chinese food and watch movies until we all fell asleep. Although I moved away from my hometown, I think about these times often and it always brings a smile to my face.

i woke up and felt like making some buttermilk fried chicken...

Fast forward to today, I woke up and felt like making some buttermilk fried chicken. The first time I tried frying chicken, it kinda sucked. The breading fell off, the chicken was brown on the outside and raw on the inside - it was a disaster. However, with practice and a lot of frustration, I finally nailed it. This chicken recipe is just so freaking good. Probably not nearly as good as Uncle Tuna's, but I think that this recipe would make him proud. <3

If you love chicken, be sure to check out my delicious Orange Sesame Chicken and this Better Than Takeout Butter Chicken!

fried chicken cooling on a cooling rack

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fried chicken on a cooling rack with honey in a bowl

Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Sour Cream and Honey Sauce

Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Sour Cream and Honey Sauce is a recipe that reminds me of my childhood! It's crispy, perfect, u0026amp; delicious!
Serving: 6 servings
Prep Time: 4 hrs
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Calories: 220kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds of chicken (I used chicken breasts, but you can use any cut of the chicken)
  • 3 cups of buttermilk (if you don’t have buttermilk, you can make it. It’s simply 1 cup of milk and 4.5 tsps of vinegar OR lemon juice per cup. Allow that to sit for 10 minutes and you’ve got buttermilk!)
  • Lawry’s garlic salt
  • Rosemary
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Onion powder
  • Smoked paprika
  • 2 cups of flour
  • ½ cup of corn starch
  • Dipping Sauce: Sour Cream with Honey drizzled on top
  • Scallions, for garnish

Directions

  • Soak chicken in buttermilk for 4 hours (up to overnight) in the refrigerator.
  • Remove chicken from the buttermilk and pat dry – save the buttermilk in the refrigerator.
  • Season the chicken with the seasonings listed above – there’s not real measurement of each just coat both sides of the chicken with them, light no the red pepper flakes and rosemary and heavy on the garlic salt, onion powder, and smoked paprika. Trust me, you can’t go wrong.
  • Let the seasonings sit on the chicken for about 20 minutes.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and cornstarch.
  • Heat canola oil in a deep pan, oil should be about 4-5 inches deep in the pan. Heat to roughly 320-340 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Grab the bowl of buttermilk from the fridge and set it next to the flour mixture. Dredge chicken into the flour mixture, dip it into the buttermilk, and then back into the flour mixture – make sure the chicken is doused in flour, none of the meat should be exposed.
  • After dredging the chicken, let is sit for about 5 minutes and then add to the oil. Cook until the chicken is golden brown.
  • Let chicken cool on a cooling rack with a paper towel underneath to sop up the oil.
  • In a small bowl, add sour cream and drizzle with honey. Sprinkle scallions on top.
  • Add chicken to a large plate. Chop up some scallions and sprinkle over top of chicken.
  • Eat! 🙂

Nutrition

Calories: 220kcal
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American

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