Buttermilk Chicken vs KFC

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe

Do you want to crack Colonel Harland Sander’s secret chicken recipe to absolutely finger-licking KFC chicken and make it at home? After all, what could be possibly be more satisfying to the soul than a super moist, crunch-coated, flavorful piece of chicken encased in a crust that begs to be bitten into? I can’t think of a singe thing – can you?

For tips on making the best buttermilk fried chicken at home that gives the KFC chicken recipe a run for its money, read our fried chicken recipe guide and tips below.

3 1/2 pound chicken, cut in 8 pieces
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic & Herb – Mrs Dash
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp parsley
1/4 tsp cayenne
1 tsp ground dried herbs (oregano, thyme, rosemary, sage)
2 cups buttermilk

for the seasoned flour:

2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic & Herb – Mrs Dash
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder

2 1/2 quarts vegetable oil for frying

Fried Buttermilk Chicken vs. KFC – How to Make a Perfectly Scrumptiously KFC Version in Your Kitchen

Who doesn’t like a good deep fried chicken? It has been one of the staple comfort foods since forever and that is what gave rise to the ever popular KFC. But now, with our super moist, delectable fried buttermilk recipe, the Colonel should watch out as he has some serious competition!

Tips on Making a Mouth-Watering Aromatic Version of the KFC Fried Chicken Recipe.

KFC_vs_Buttermilk_Fried_ChickenMake sure your chicken is well-brined in buttermilk, and possibly dredged in two through coatings of seasoned flour.

To cook an ultimate fried buttermilk chicken, you need to brine the chicken well! This also goes for any chicken that you’re roasting too.
Soak your bird overnight in a salt and sugar solution which will flavor it and increase the moisture content. Add onion juice, garlic and/or rosemary for added freshness and variety.

What Do We Love About Home-Cooked KFC Style Fried Buttermilk Chicken Recipe

• The best part about buttermilk chicken is that whether it is served hot or cold, it remains flavorful and crispy – always.

• The buttermilk used in the KFC recipe style fried chicken helps in tenderizing the chicken when it is being marinated, and when it is cooked, even beneath the thick, crispy crust, the chicken is super moist.

• The buttermilk also adds a certain tangy-ness to the chicken, and as a result adds a whole new dimension to the taste of the usual fried chicken, making it beyond yummy.

• You don’t have to go out and pay greens for the KFC fried chicken when you can so easily and nearly effortlessly cook up an equally tasty fried chicken at home.

• Plus, the home cooked version of the buttermilk fried chicken is way more healthier as you control the kind of fats/oil to be used.

Who knows what trans-fats and saturated oils are they feeding us from the popular Colonel’s kitchen?!

What isn’t Very Appetizing About our Homemade Fried Chicken

• When compared to the KFC recipe, the buttermilk fried chicken is a slightly longer and a tad more time-consuming recipe as KFC is particularly designed for fast-food eaters – literally – who prefer their food in-front of them a few minutes after they walk into a KFC eatery.
But if you’ve the patience to make it, nothing beats the home cooked fried chicken – yum!

• As the buttermilk chicken does not have any egg in the batter like the KFC style chicken, the texture of the crust is different – less fineness, and so is the taste.
In this category, the KFC’s crust is definitely tastier and crunchier, because egg really helps with the binding of all the ingredients.

All that being said, both the fried buttermilk chicken prepared at home and the KFC version are extremely tasty and comforting in their own way.

So, it depends on you as to whether you want to stay at home with your family, watch a movie or two, or play some games with friends, all the while enjoying bites of super delicious, crunchy hot home cooked fried buttermilk chicken – that too with lesser calories.

Or you could just order regular takeout – the same old KFC and eat it at a noisy eatery – your choice.

But take our advice and make this succulent fried chicken recipe with your loved ones on a lazy summer or cozy winter weekend, and you would appreciate the flavors that the buttermilk and herbs bring out in the chicken – heavenly!