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Nutrition Facts

Calories 518
  Calories from Fat 160 (31%)
(28%)Total Fat 18g
(14%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
(27%)Cholesterol 80mg
(68%)Sodium 1639mg
(21%)Potassium 729mg
Total Carbohydrate 55g
(3%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 6g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(71%)Protein 36g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Buttermilk Fried Chicken


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips

  • 2 cups low-fat buttermilk

  • Oil for frying

  • 2 cups flour

  • 2 tsp smoked paprika

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

  • 1/2 tsp thyme

  • 1/2 tsp oregano

  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

Chicken becomes super tender after marinating overnight in buttermilk.


  • Place chicken in a bowl. Submerge chicken in buttermilk. Let it stay there 6 to 24 hours.
  • Preheat oil for frying to 350°F in a skillet or in a deep fryer.
  • In a bowl, mix together flour, paprika, salt, black pepper, thyme, oregano, and garlic powder.
  • Flour each piece of chicken on all sides and then submerge in oil.
  • Fry until golden brown. To ensure the chicken is done, bake in a 350°F oven for about 10 minutes after frying.

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