Some days call for Fried Chicken, but I will save you the guilt that follows with this recipe. This Southern Oven Fried Chicken is a slightly healthier take on Southern Fried Chicken, but I promise you that it is as tasty as fried chicken. So much so that you could easily fool someone saying it was fried.
This is a recipe that I came across on Half Baked Harvest’s website, a food blog I absolutely love! I am always on the lookout for recipes that excite me and make me want to cook on the same day. And when I saw this recipe, I had to try it out the same day. No exaggeration but I planned dinner whilst I was on the train to go to work that morning! I sure do have the belly on my mind.
Oven roasted chicken tends to get quite dry, however soaking the chicken in buttermilk helps seal the juices in, rather it makes the chicken twice more juicy.
The hot sauce is to die for, honestly! Slather it all over the oven fried hot chicken and you are good to go. Honey, butter and chilli – this is the sauce of your dreams. So much umami.
Perfect to eat hot or cold, alone or to serve at a party. You don’t really need a reason to make this dish.