Delicious Fried Chicken Breast

Total Time
24hrs 16mins
24 hrs
16 mins

Better than fast food takeout, brining is the key to this tender juicy chicken, any leftovers can be stuffed in between a crusty bun topped with mayo, mustard and a leaf of lettuce, this also works well using bone-on chicken pieces but frying time will need to be adjusted --- plan ahead the chicken needs to soak in the buttermilk for 8-24 hours (24 hours is even better). Try to purchase large thick chicken breasts for this to make the slicing in half easier, use a sharp knife for slicing. I usually serve this with my Creamy Mushroom Sauce/Gravy --- if you cannot find Old Bay seasoning, use 2 teaspoons of seasoning salt in place of regular salt --- you will *love* this fried chicken! :)

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  1. Soak the chicken breasts in the buttermilk and salt for 8-24 hours.
  2. When ready to make the breasts, mix all coating ingredients together, and coat each chicken breast.
  3. Place oil in a 10-inch heavy-bottomed skillet up to about 1/3 of the pan.
  4. Heat to about 350°F, then reduce heat a bit just before frying the breasts.
  5. Cook/fry about 8 minutes per side.
  6. *NOTE* reduce the heat if you find that the chicken is browning too much, careful not to over brown.