Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Hey guys!

Over a month ago, I had a strange craving for fried chicken. I have no idea where it came from. I haven’t eaten KFC in well over a decade and I’ve never made it from scratch until…I found the following recipe.

This recipe is amazing and pairs very well with crunchy pickles. Yep, pickles! Julien suggested it and I didn’t understand the link but he was totally right. They paired so well together since the pickles cut the grease.

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

IMG_20180420_194712

Ingredients

Marinade

  • 2 cups of buttermilk
  • 6 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 sliced onion
  • 1 cup of fresh chopped herbs (parsley, tarragon and thyme)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2lbs chicken pieces with skin (we like to use chicken quarters and separate the drumstick from the thigh)

Coating

  • 1 cup of GF flour (or regular flour)
  • 1 tsp each of dried oregano, chili powder, sage, marjoram, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder and pepper
  • 2 tsps salt
  • 1 tsp paprika (or more if you like paprika, like us)
  • 2 eggs

Directions

  1. Mix all of the marinade ingredients in a bowl, adding the chicken last. Pour into a large ziploc bag and refrigerate overnight for a minimum of 12 hrs.
  2. For the delicious coating, mix all of the ingredients in a bowl.
  3. When ready to cook, strain the chicken and marinade into a bowl. Get rid of about 3/4 of the liquid and whisk your eggs in the remaining 1/4.
  4. Coating one piece of chicken at a time, dip your chicken in the marinade and then toss in the coating, making sure to cover the entire piece. 
  5. In a large and deep cast iron dutch oven, slowly heat a couple of inches of peanut or canola oil, over medium heat and bring it to 350 degrees.
  6. Fry a few pieces at a time, for approx. 8 mins per side or until golden.
  7. Once fried, remove chicken pieces one at a time and place on a wire rack over on top of a baking sheet covered with a Silpat.
  8. Then serve with your choice of yummy sides, eat and enjoy!

*Original recipe from glutenfreeclub.com!

chicken_yum_yummy_delicious_foodie_foodlover_recipe_glutenfree

The final product is delicious! It’s crunchy on the outside and SO juicy on the inside. 

 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

I hope that you guys give this one a try and that you enjoy it as much as we do! If you do end up trying it out, please let me know what you think.

For those fried chicken lovers out there, I would love to hear about your favourite fried chicken recipe since we’d love to try a new recipe next time a craving comes along.

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend! Talk soon.

Ash

The best ever chocolate chip cookies!

Hey fellow chocolate and cookie lovers!

Do you have a favourite chocolate chip cookie recipe? Either way, you HAVE to try this recipe out! I wish I could say that I came up with it myself but I didn’t 😉 I owe a big thank you to Martha Stewart for this one. Like most of her baked goods, this one is insanely good.

I’ve been making this recipe for 7 years now and, even though I am GF, I will continue to make them for my family since they’re their favourite. I have challenged myself though to try to find a GF alternative. It hasn’t happened yet but if and when it does, I will make sure to share it with you.

So here’s my secret/not so secret recipe for Martha Stewart’s soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies:

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cup of flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1/2 cup sugar and 1 cup brown sugar…I know, it’s a lot. I usually use 3/4cup of brown sugar max but it’s up to you and how sweet you like your cookies
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips (although I love chocolate, I find 2 cups a little much so I usually add a little over one cup)

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda and set aside
  3. In a bowl with an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the butter with both sugars
  4. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy
  5. Reduce speed to low, add the salt, vanilla, and eggs
  6. Beat until well mixed (about one minute)
  7. Add flour mixture, mix until just combined
  8. Make tbs size balls of dough and place them on your baking sheets

 

9. Bake until cookies are golden around the edges (approx 8-10 minutes)

 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

*Note: this recipe makes approx. 3 dozen cookies.

Of course, my little helper helped baked these sweet treats. We happened to make them last Sunday after the snowfall so we, of course, made hot chocolate and enjoyed it while the cookies were cooking in the oven.

IMG_20171119_105905

Hope you guys enjoy this recipe. If you try it out, please let me know what you think and if you have any favourite recipes, especially GF ones, I would love to know about them so please leave a comment or msg me.

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

xo