Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burger

Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burger

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This Crispy Chicken Burger is absolutely DELICIOUS! Chicken is marinated in buttermilk and then double dredged in a spiced flour mixture. It’s comfort food that will surely make your belly happy!

Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burger

Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burger

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 6 minutes

Marinade: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 16 minutes

Servings: 2 burgers

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup buttermilk -or make your own per text above.
  • 1 tbsp sriracha -or your favourite hot sauce
  • 1 chicken breast -about half a pound (mine was about 9 oz)
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • canola or corn oil -enough to come up 1.5-2 inches up side of pot

Burger Ingredients

  • buns
  • mayo
  • shredded lettuce

Instructions

  • Cut chicken in half length wise.
  • Mix sriracha (or hot sauce) with buttermilk. Place chicken in buttermilk mixture and place in fridge for an hour.
  • In a bowl mix together flour and all spices. Stir to combine.
  • After an hour remove chicken breast pieces and shake off excess buttermilk.
  • Dredge chicken breast pieces in flour mixture, shaking off excess.
  • Dunk chicken pieces again in buttermilk, shaking off excess.  Dredge again in flour mixture, shaking off excess.
  • In a large pot with high sides (I used a high sided cast iron pot) or large dutch oven, add oil (enough to come up 1.5-2 inches up side of pot).  You want a temperature of about 350 F.
  • I heated the oil to about 360 F as the temperature will drop when the chicken is added.
  • Carefully place chicken pieces in hot oil and cook about 3 minutes per side or until cooked through and juices run clear. Note: Depending on thickness of piece of chicken, may have to cook longer.  See notes below.
  • To assemble crispy chicken burgers spread mayo on buns, top with chicken and garnished with shredded lettuce.  Enjoy!

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