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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Buttermilk Fried Chicken

This delicious gluten-free and dairy-free buttermilk fried chicken is irresistible!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Southern
Keyword fried chicken, gluten free
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 1370 kcal
Author The Foodie Eats


  • 4 lbs. chicken pieces
  • 4 cups soy milk
  • 2 oz. lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp. sea salt divided
  • 1 tsp. black pepper divided
  • 2 cups gluten-free flour
  • 1 Tbsp. paprika
  • 2 quarts canola oil


  1. Make dairy-free buttermilk - Mix together lemon juice, soy milk, 2 Tbsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. pepper; let sit for 10 minutes.
  2. After 10 minutes - in a large bowl, add buttermilk and all chicken pieces and allow to marinate for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator, mixing a few times.
  3. Take a brown paper bag (or double bag plastic bags) - add flour, 1 Tbsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. pepper, and paprika. Mix well!
  4. Add chicken to bag (in 3 or 4 piece batches) and toss well until fully coated. Place chicken on a sheet of parchment paper and allow to sit until coating has a paste-like consistency.
  5. Heat oil to 400F in electric skillet until hot. Add as many pieces as skillet can hold. Then once back up to temp, reduce heat to 350F and cook (turning occasionally) until crispy and golden brown on all sides. About 30 minutes.
  6. Remove chicken onto paper towels and allow to drain and cool for about 10 minutes. Then, if needed, transfer to a warm oven.
  7. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1370 Calories from Fat 1233
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 137g 211%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 467mg 19%
Potassium 326mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 16.9%
Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 10.9%
Iron 11.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.