Spicy Breaded Chicken

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    This is a breaded chicken recipe that's started in the frying pan and finished in the oven. You do need to marinate the chicken for at least 3 hours for best flavour.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 225ml (8 fl oz) buttermilk
    • 4 tablespoons hot sauce, such as Tabasco
    • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets
    • 100g (4 oz) dried breadcrumbs
    • 7 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon cornflour
    • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon pepper
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. In a medium bowl, mix the buttermilk and hot sauce. Place chicken in the mixture to coat. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator 8 hours or overnight.
    2. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4.
    3. In a separate medium bowl, mix breadcrumbs, flour, cornflour, sugar, garlic salt, salt, pepper, paprika and cayenne pepper. Thoroughly coat the chicken in the breadcrumb mixture.
    4. Heat the olive oil in a medium frying pan over medium heat, and cook chicken 5 to 7 minutes on each side, until lightly browned.
    5. Transfer chicken to a medium baking dish, and bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes, until no longer pink and juices run clear.

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    One way to avoid a soggy crust is to bake the chicken on a rack. Take the rack out of a roasting pan or use a self standing a cooling rack. Set it on top of or inside (depending on whether or not is is a standing rack) the pan you're cooking the chicken on. Lay the chicken on the rack. Air will circulate under the chicken and the bottom will not be soggy.  -  30 Apr 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    We love spicey food, (including the kids) so this recipe was right on target for us. I didn't have any buttermilk in the house, so I used ranch dressing. The flavor was great, so the next time I make this I'll use the dressing again. To help keep the coating on the chicken, you need to let it set. After breading, place the chicken in the fridge for about 30 minutes. I took the advice of another reviewer and placed the chicken on racks to help keep the bottom crispy. We really loved this! Thank you!  -  21 Aug 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I make this all the time so glad I found it and tried it. IT'S A KEEPER!!! My family and I love it. I dip the chicken in egg before dredging in dry mixture, coating sticks to chicken better also makes thicker and crisper crust. Also tried bone in cut up chicken pieces done the same way just bake longer until juices run clear. Thank you Anna  -  12 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)