Buttermilk-Pecan Chicken

Recipe from Southern Living

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  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup ground pecans
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 2 (2 1/2- to 3 1/2-pound) cut-up fryers
  • 1/2 cup corn oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans


  1. Stir together buttermilk and egg in a small bowl until blended.
  2. Stir together flour and next 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Dip chicken pieces in buttermilk mixture, and dredge in flour mixture. Quickly dip in oil, and drain. Place, skin side up, in a large roasting pan; sprinkle with chopped pecans.
  3. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
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