Comfort Cookin'

The fall season is upon us and I was in the mood for comfort food. What's comfort food to me? Fried chicken with mac & cheese of course!

What makes this particular recipe fried chicken interesting is that I've soaked it in buttermilk and seasoned it with a BBQ rub for some flavor. The mac & cheese has a great crunchy topping and leftovers are perfect for fried mac & cheese nuggets!Here is my recipe for Buttermilk BBQ Chicken:

2 large chicken breasts (bone in)
1 cup buttermilk
garlic powder, onion powder, salt & pepper to taste
2 tablespoons BBQ rub seasoning
1 egg, beaten
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs

In a bowl, place chicken and pour buttermilk over it to cover.
Allow chicken to marinate it the buttermilk for at least 30 minutes (this is a great way to tenderize the chicken).
Preheat oven to 375.
Remove chicken from bowl and shake off excess buttermilk.
Season chicken with garlic powder, onion powder, salt & pepper.
Next, apply the BBQ rub all over the chicken.
Combine flour and breadcrumbs in a separate bowl.
Dip chicken in beaten egg.
Dredge chicken in flour/breadcrumb mixture.
Place on baking sheet & bake in preheated oven for 30-45 minutes or until juices run clear, depending on chicken size.


  1. Hi

    I was wondering where did you purchase the BBQ Rub Seasoning. Also, I want to make this recipe using a whole cut-up chicken, which consists of 8 to 10 pieces should I double the seasoning mix, how much egg and buttermilk should I use. Also, is it safe to marinate the chicken more than 30 minutes.

  2. Hi Jackie! You can use any BBQ seasoning at the store - McCormick brand works great or you could even make your own (there are plenty of recipes online or you can do a search on my blog for one). To make the recipe using a whole cut up chicken, I would double the ingredients... so 2 eggs beaten and 2 cups buttermilk. Yes - it's completely safe to marinade chicken more than 30 minutes. I even marinate my chicken overnight to make the chicken extra moist, tender and juicy. Hope this helps!