Southern Fried Buttermilk Rangitikei Chicken
Simple quick and so delicious, Mark Southon's twist on a universal favourite
For the chicken:
8 Rangitikei chicken thighs
salt and pepper
For the brine:
4 x lemons
black pepper corns
For the coating:
20g garlic powder
20g onion powder
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon cayenne
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon pepper
1 tablespoon celery powder
To make the brine heat a pot of water on the stove and add all the ingredients, bring to the boil and allow to cool. When completely cold add the chicken and brine for 3-4 hours.
When the chicken is ready take out of the brine and dry on a cloth. Next get three bowls ready, two with flour mix and one with buttermilk.
Dip your chicken portions into the flour mix, shake of excess, then dip into the butter milk and then back into the flour mix. Now you are ready to deep fry.
Cook at 160 C for about 4-6 minuets depending on the size of the chicken thighs. Drain off on some kitchen towels. They should be golden brown and crispy.
To serve arrange them in a basket and season with some chopped rosemary and salt. Or serve it between a toasted burger bun and coleslaw with some chili mayo on the side.