Buttermilk Fried Chicken is a type of fried chicken where meat is marinated in buttermilk making it tender and juicy compared to other preparation methods.
Ever wondered how to make your fried chicken crispy, juicy and very tasty like the ones you get from the fast food stores? Well for most it’s not a secret anymore but for others they still seek for that ingredient that makes the fried chicken so magical. If you haven’t used buttermilk in you chicken you should immediately do so from now on as this is a game changer.
Marinating chicken in buttermilk adds flavour and makes it really moist and tender. The secret is in the lactic acid of dairy products that is why in some cuisines if they don’t have access to buttermilk they use yoghurt or cream instead. Lactic acid helps breakdown the muscles of the meat making it relaxed and tender, during this process the marinade easily seeps through the muscles crevices giving it a fuller flavour.
Now you know the benefits try to use it as much as possible especially in dishes that is suitable like frying. Having said that if frying is not an option you can also bake then or grill them but for me nothing beats the comfort a classic fried chicken can give, I know it’s unhealthy but once in a while it does not hurt, just take things in moderation.