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What’s more extra special than Honey Bourbon Buttermilk Fried Chicken?!

Weekends are for making extra special dinners and snacks around here.

Chicken that has marinated overnight in buttermilk, bourbon, and honey…

Fried to crispy perfection…

And served with a biscuit and drizzled with spicy honey!

Let that sink in for a minute and continue reading so you too can make this at home 🙂

How to make Honey Bourbon Buttermilk Fried Chicken

For this dish I went with boneless, skinless chicken thighs.

I marinated them overnight with a pint of buttermilk, bourbon, honey, hot sauce, and kosher salt all in a gallon size plastic bag.

And since I wanted to serve these with biscuits, I started by baking some biscuits.

That way they would be ready when the chicken was ready.

biscuits

Fill a skillet about 3/4 deep with vegetable oil and set it over medium heat.

When the oil is at 350 degrees, you can fry the chicken.

oil at temp for frying

Set up your breading station just like this.

The chicken in the buttermilk, then a bowl of seasoned flour, and your skillet with the hot oil.

Remove one piece of chicken at a time, dredge in the seasoned flour, and then gently place in the oil.

You can fry about 3 to 4 pieces of chicken at a time.

frying station

The chicken will fry for 12 to 15 minutes, and gently flip each piece halfway through.

Honey Bourbon Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Honey Bourbon Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Serve the Honey Bourbon Buttermilk Fried Chicken with the biscuits and also with a spicy honey.

All I did was mix together honey and Frank’s red hot sauce.

It was the perfect sauce to drizzle over top and compliment the chicken.

Honey Bourbon Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Honey Bourbon Buttermilk Fried Chicken

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Honey Bourbon Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Honey Bourbon Buttermilk Fried Chicken is marinated over night, dredged in seasoned flour and fried to the perfect crispiness and served with spicy honey!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Bourbon, Chicken, Chicken and Biscuits, Fried Chicken, Fried Food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 640 kcal
Author Cheri Renee

Ingredients

Honey Bourbon Buttermilk Fried Chicken

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 pint buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup bourbon of choice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 Tbsps hot sauce (I used Frank's red hot sauce)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsps kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 Tbsp Old Bay seasoning
  • ground red pepper to taste
  • vegetable oil, enough to fill a skillet 3/4 inch deep

Spicy Honey

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce (I used Frank's red hot sauce)

Instructions

Honey Bourbon Buttermilk Fried Chicken

  1. Place the chicken thighs in a gallon size plastic bag. Add the buttermilk, bourbon, honey, hot sauce, and 1 Tbsp of the kosher salt. Massage the bag until evenly mixed and marinate in the fridge overnight.

  2. In a bowl mix together the flour, remaining 1/2 Tbsp of kosher salt, Old Bay, and a pinch or two of ground red pepper.

  3. Set a skillet (I used cast iron) over medium heat and fill with vegetable oil about 3/4 inch deep. Once the oil is 350 degrees (approx 5 minutes) place three to four pieces of chicken into the seasoned flour to coat and gently place in the oil.

  4. Fry the chicken 12 to 15 minutes, flipping halfway through.

    Note: Use an instant read thermometer to make sure the chicken is at 170 degrees.

  5. Place the cooked chicken on paper towels to drain excess grease and repeat with remaining chicken.

  6. Serve with spicy honey and biscuits if desired.

Spicy Honey

  1. Mix the honey and hot sauce in a bowl and serve with the chicken.

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