In the car on the way to lunch with our mothers to celebrate Mother’s Day, Rudy and I suddenly started talking about a few promising recipes I saw on the Internet, and finally on the spur of the moment we decided to invite our friends over for dinner and board games. After lunch, we called up people (super last minute) to confirm any takers, went to the grocer to grab the necessary ingredients and bam, we made it happen!
KFC Mashed potato and coleslaw (courtesy of Yaz)
The chicken was good, but I remember the breading for a different recipe which tasted better, so next time I’m going to try that instead. The biscuits, on the other hand were really yummy! Highly recommended!
Be warned – a plate of popcorn chicken may not look enough to feed 5 adults, but believe me it’s a lot more filling than it looks. I made two plates of chicken (doubled the recipe below) accompanied by the biscuits, and we barely touched the second plate! Just to give you the heads up when you’re planning your own dinner.
Buttermilk Popcorn Chicken
Based on the recipe from Nadia’s Bitchin’ Kitchen.
- 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup buttermilk, or 1 cup full cream milk mixed with 1 tbsp Lazy Lemon juice
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
- 1 tsp onion powder
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Cooking oil, for deep-frying
- Maple syrup, for dipping (optional)
- BBQ sauce, for dipping (optional)
- Honey mustard, for dipping (optional)