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A Fun New Way To Make Everyone’s Favorite Fried Chicken

How many ways are there to fry chicken? It so happens there are probably more ways than we can count. So if your family is clamoring for their usual fried chicken, change it up with this version. The buttermilk or yogurt not only tenderizes the chicken, it provides a touch of tanginess, too. Fry up a batch and your kids may even make this recipe their new favorite version. While this recipe uses boneless chicken fillets, you can also use regular chicken parts. Just note that the deep-frying time will take a little longer.


Buttermilk Fried Chicken Poppers

Serves 4


  • 1/2 kilo chicken thigh or breast fillet, skin on, sliced into bite-size chunks
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk or Greek-style yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour seasoned with salt and pepper
  • vegetable oil, for deep-frying


1. In a bowl, combine chicken, buttermilk, salt, pepper, garlic, onion powder, and paprika. Cover and let marinate for at least 15 minutes in the refrigerator.

2. Heat oil in a deep saucepan. Dredge chicken pieces thoroughly in flour, pressing to allow the flour to coat the chicken. Deep-fry over medium heat until golden. Drain and serve.



This recipe first appeared in FOOD Magazine, Issue 1, 2015

Styling by Tina Concepcion Diaz

Photography by Justin de Jesus