Buttermilk Fried Chicken

I happened to read this interesting article in the local newspaper, about the experience of a noPinn-Muslim trying to fast. The last statement mentioned in the statement is worth mentioning – that without the feeling of spiritual reflection, it is nothing more that abstinence from food and drink. There are a couple of very important Hadiths that came to my mind when I read that statement, one below and one as a slide:

Allah does not need the fast of one who does not abandon false speech or acting according to his false speech.
(Bukhari and others)

Sometimes, even our fellow folks in faith, including myself, fail to understand this very important trait that may invalidate our fast totally. I struggle to control my anger very much, especially with the kids. They make sure they make my life miserable by being at their naughty best but that is what kids are for, right? It is for us adults to ignore it and learn to control ourselves, however at times I end up shouting or warning them, and then think, “Ya Allah ,what did I do?” It is my biggest need of the time – to be able to control my anger as much as possible because I can be so nasty that even I don’t like myself at that time. 🙁 May Allah help us control out inner devils, at the time when the shaitaans are already chained, and help us achieve what we want, and also be able to continue with it post Ramadan as well… Aameen…


We always enjoy a meal of fried chicken with hummus and kubboos. The elders and the kids love it and have it without much complaints. Normally, I always fry our chicken the normal way but at times, I do love a change. I had made this chicken a long time back and then wanted to replicate it again for the blog, but then I forgot how I had made it. Referring to a lot of recipes, finally I came up with the version that we enjoyed thoroughly. The marinating ensured that the chicken was nice and juicy. I “fried” the chicken in our Philips Air Fryer, but you can definitely deep fry it or even roast it in your oven!




Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Course Chicken
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 1250 gm chicken cut into meduim sized pieces
  • 250 ml buttermilk laban
  • 2 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp white pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp thyme zatar
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying


  • After cutting the chicken into peices, make big stashes.
  • Combine all ingredients from buttermilk to salt in a deep pan. Soak the chicken into it. Allow to marinate overnight or at least for two hours.
  • Heat oil and deep fry the pieces till done OR if you have an air fryer, then "fry" it at 180 degrees for 12 minutes on each side. Healthy frying! 🙂

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  1. All I can think is how succulent and flavorful this chicken fry is! YUM is the word!

    1. Thank you so much Jyothi…

  2. I'm sure the addition of buttermilk makes it more tasty and juicy!

    1. Thank you so much Beulah…

  3. that was yummy click

    1. Thanks a lot…

  4. It post made me think how much of my fasts will be actually counted…. Thnks for the reminder and chickenl oils absolutely y um…. I too love fried chicken with kubboos n hummus, that one whole chicken gets eaten up withoutaany left overs… Kids love it soo much…

    1. Everytime I wonder Febi… I myself needed a big reminder! Thank you so much dear, looks like our kids are very similar in their likes! 🙂

  5. ooppss..u cud have shared this yeaterday !! i just marinated some drumsticks today morning…with yogurt and our normal spices..to be airfried today evening. maybe next batch.,,cud be this. thanks darling. hey ! pop by my Quick Picks when u get time haah..just trying to push some life there.. 😉

    1. Samayamavumbozhalle share cheyyaan pattoo… 😛 Thank you so much dear… will definitely peep in to see the new chocolate cake recipe… 🙂

  6. chicken with herbs and buttermilk is a great combo I think….love to try

    1. Thank you so much Amrita…

  7. Love this flavorful succulent chicken fry..looks tempting

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  8. so tempting chicken fry..

    1. Thanks a lot Seena…

  9. I have an Irish collegue who is fasting for this Ramdan, he has been doing it for 2 years now !
    Even I have the same problem. I make something, really like it and when I want to make it again wont have a clue how I made it ! Thanks to my blog, I have atlleast few of my recipes saved here 🙂

    1. Oh… that sounds really nice! 🙂 Thank you so much dear… I guess many of us use our blogs for our future reference… hehe…

  10. super tempting chicken fry..looks yummy!

    1. Thank you so much Julie…

  11. Tempting and easy chicken fry…

    1. Thanks a lot Priya…

  12. Only if u were infront of me right now, would you know that how tempted I am seeing your post…the chicken looks so juicy…I am sure gonna try it

    1. Thank you so much Anupa…

  13. yummy chicken and its very true, controlling your tongue and temper is the biggest challenge during fast and even on the normal days. For me its when night falls that the guilt of the days activities starts to sink .

    1. Same here too, Nammi… I always wonder how much of my fasts are actually valid after all that outbursts… 🙁 Thank you so much dear…

  14. This recipe looks so simple and the chicken looks good. Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Thank you so much Shibi…

  15. Thank's for sharing Buttermilk Fried Chicken. good review. Cooking food through an air fryer is often a healthy option to deep-frying applying gas. Hot air fryers make use of excited air rather than very hot gas to help make meals meals. A trendy label of this heat stove that makes use of this preparing container may be the Philips heat fryer. You will discover a couple of versions readily available in the usa, this manual heat stove and also HD9230/26 electronic digital version. please visit Air Fryers I hope you will get enjoy.

  16. Loving all the flavours and spices going on in this dish definitely looks delicious and something I would LOVE to eat.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much…

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