Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burger

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burger

A buttermilk fried chicken burger is a delicious and indulgent sandwich that features crispy fried chicken served on a bun with various toppings and condiments. Here’s a basic recipe for making a buttermilk fried chicken burger:


For the Buttermilk Marinade:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste, for heat)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

For the Breading:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Vegetable oil for frying

For Assembling:

  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced pickles
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Hot sauce (optional, for added heat)
  • Cheese slices (optional)


Marinate the Chicken:

  1. In a bowl, combine the buttermilk, salt, black pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Mix well.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in a shallow dish or a large zip-top bag. Pour the buttermilk marinade over the chicken. Make sure the chicken is fully coated. Seal the bag or cover the dish, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight for best results. This will help tenderize and flavor the chicken.

Prepare the Breading:

  1. In a separate shallow dish, combine the all-purpose flour, salt, black pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. Mix well.

Bread the Chicken:

  1. Remove the marinated chicken from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature for about 30 minutes.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a deep skillet or frying pan to 350Β°F (175Β°C). You’ll need enough oil to submerge the chicken breasts.
  3. Remove each chicken breast from the buttermilk marinade, allowing any excess to drip off.
  4. Coat the chicken breast thoroughly with the seasoned flour mixture, pressing the flour onto the chicken to ensure it adheres well.

Fry the Chicken:

  1. Carefully place the breaded chicken breasts in the hot oil. Fry for about 6-8 minutes per side, or until they are golden brown and cooked through. The internal temperature of the chicken should reach 165Β°F (74Β°C).
  2. Use a slotted spoon or tongs to remove the fried chicken from the oil and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.

Assemble the Burger:

  1. Toast the hamburger buns lightly in the oven or on a griddle.
  2. Spread mayonnaise, mustard, and hot sauce (if desired) on the bottom half of each bun.
  3. Place a lettuce leaf and a slice of tomato on top of the sauce.
  4. Add the fried chicken breast on top of the lettuce and tomato.
  5. Add sliced pickles and a slice of cheese (if desired).
  6. Top with the other half of the bun, and your buttermilk fried chicken burger is ready to serve.

Serve your delicious buttermilk fried chicken burger with your favorite side dishes and enjoy this flavorful and crispy sandwich.