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Chef Jayson's Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Classic American juicy, crispy goodness.

Serves 4-6.


Chef Jayson's Buttermilk Fried Chicken made in the Adventure Kitchen.


2 cups buttermilk

4 Tablespoons of your favorite hot sauce

1 teaspoon black pepper

2 teaspoons coarse salt

2 Tablespoons soy sauce

1 Tablespoons honey

8 pieces bone-in, skin-on chicken

3 cups all-purpose flour, well seasoned with salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper and garlic powder

Canola oil for frying


1. Combine marinade ingredients in a large bowl, then place chicken pieces in the bowl and refrigerate overnight.

2. Remove chicken from buttermilk marinade and coat well in the flour mixture.

3. Place chicken on a tray to rest for 30 minutes until the chicken looks wet and sticky.

4. Heat one inch of canola oil in a large cast-iron or frying pan to 325 degrees. Coat the chicken pieces in the flour mixture again and lay them in the hot oil, skin-side down, in batches as needed.

5. When you add the chicken to the oil, the temperature will decrease. Fry for 20-25 minutes, maintaining a temperature of 260-280 degrees, and turning the chicken pieces periodically to achieve an even, golden-brown color. Cook to an internal temperature of 160 degrees.

6. Drain chicken pieces on paper towels or newspaper while you fry the second batch. Let chicken rest for 5-10 minutes before eating.

Thank you to Jayson Brown for this recipe.