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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!
Prep Time4 hrs
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 220kcal
Author: Britney


  • 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


  • 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! :)


Calories: 220kcal