Southern buttermilk fried chicken is an all-American classic. However, you might not always have the time to whip up grandma’s super-secret recipe. When you need a quick pick-me-up that tastes like summers in the South, here’s a weeknight, simple but delicious, buttermilk fried chicken recipe. There is some prep work involved, but it’s so easy you can throw the brine together in the morning before you leave for work and leave the chicken to soak all day so when you get home it’s ready to go (and incredibly juicy).
This is a recipe with a twist: Dig around in your pantry for some cereal (a bit stale is ok!) to add that extra crunch to the batter. The more conventional choice would be something such as corn flakes or crisped rice, but you can get as creative as you like, even opting for a sweetened version for some added complexity to the flavor of the batter.