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Buttermilk fried chicken with apple slaw

Used in sweet or savoury dishes, buttermilk is your secret weapon for delicious food, just like this buttermilk fried chicken with apple slaw!

SERVES 4 // COOKING TIME 1 hour 50 min

For the buttermilk fried chicken
8 chicken pieces
4 tbsp rice vinegar
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp sriracha
4 garlic cloves, grated
2½ cups buttermilk
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp dried mixed herbs
3 tsp origanum
1 tsp mustard powder
1 tbsp smoked paprika
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp black pepper
2 tbsp salt
For the apple slaw
¼ green cabbage, shredded
½ red onion, sliced
1 green apple, julienne
Handful coriander, chopped
Juice of ½ lime
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
¼ cup honey
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
¾ cup olive oil

For the buttermilk fried chicken
1. Mix together the chicken, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sriracha, garlic and buttermilk. Allow to marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
2. Preheat oven to 180°C.
3. Mix all the remaining dry ingredients together and season well.
4. Heat enough oil to deep-fry the chicken in a large pot.
5. Roll each chicken piece in the flour and fry until golden. Arrange on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes, until cooked.
For the apple slaw
1. Combine the ingredients, season to taste and serve with the fried chicken.

Recipe & styling: Chiara Turilli
Photography: Samantha Pinto //

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