Horse-Show Chicken Recipe

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When our children were young, we'd attend a local horse show every Saturday night. During our fun-filled evening, we would nibble on this tasty chicken.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 8 chicken breast quarters, skin removed
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon each black pepper, white pepper, paprika, chili powder and poultry seasoning
  • Oil for deep-fat frying


  1. Place chicken in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; pour buttermilk over. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain chicken, discarding buttermilk. In a shallow bowl or large resealable plastic bag, combine flour and seasonings; dredge chicken pieces. Place on waxed paper for 15 minutes to dry.
  3. In a deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry chicken, several pieces at a time, for 10 minutes or until chicken is dark brown and crispy and juices run clear, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Horse-Show Chicken in Country Chicken Cookbook 1995, p37

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