Perfect Picnic Recipe: Boneless buttermilk fried chicken

Boneless buttermilk fried chicken | Chef Mary Moran @All Rights Reserved
Boneless buttermilk fried chicken | Chef Mary Moran @All Rights Reserved

LOS ANGELES, May 31, 2014 – Fried Chicken is a favorite picnic food. This recipe uses easy to cook, and eat, boneless chicken breasts in a buttermilk coating.


Boneless buttermilk fried chicken

Serves 3-4                 Total Time: 50 minutes


3 chicken breasts

3 eggs

1-¼ cup breadcrumbs

¼ cup flour

½ teaspoon paprika

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon basil

1-cup buttermilk

½ cup canola oi


Clean the chicken breasts and pat them dry with a paper towel.

Cut the excess fat from the chicken breasts

Cut the chicken into 3 inch pieces

Place the cut chicken into a bowl and add the buttermilk

Allow the chicken to soak for 20-30 minutes

In another bowl add the breadcrumbs, flour, paprika, garlic powder and basil.

Mix well the dry ingredients well

In another bowl add the eggs and whisk them

Dip the chicken into the egg and then into the breadcrumbs make sure you coat the chicken.

Set all the chicken aside until your oil is hot.

In a large pot add ½ the oil and heat it on a medium low fire.

Add the chicken to the pot and cook it for 5 minutes per side.

(Between new batches of chicken wipe down the pan to remove the excess bread crumbs and add new oil)

Cook all of the chicken and place all the pieces on a cookie sheet and finish the chicken in a 350-degree oven for another 5-6 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.

Remove the chicken and place it onto paper towels to remove excess oil and season the chicken with salt and pepper.


Join Chef Mary and Wine Expert Duane Pemberton to learn more about picnic foods and the wines to pair with them

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Perfect Picnic Recipe: Boneless buttermilk fried chicken


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Upon graduating from the California School of Culinary Arts in 2002, Chef Mary Payne Moran began her professional career shelling crabs at the world-renowned restaurant, Michael's in Santa Monica. Simultaneously, she launched her own company, Hail Mary’s, founded upon the belief that good food nurtures the soul, and began catering weddings, parties and large corporate events. In the fall of 2008, Mary began teaching her culinary skills to others. Currently she can be found at Hollywood School House teaching her after school cooking class, and teaching her popular "Vegetables or Not Here I Come" assembly. Most recently, Mary has launched another division in her company as well as a chef she is now also a Certified Nutritionist for high profile clients. She helps her clients discover their healthy way of eating. Mary has recently been published in the Los Angeles Magazine, & The New Jersey Star Ledger. Daily she addresses cooking aficionados through her blog - Cooking with Chef Mary as well as her how-to webisodes on You Tube.