Coworth Park’s buttermilk chicken with herb crème fraiche

20 Apr 2020 | Updated on: 27 Sep 2022 |By Luxury London

“One of my guilty pleasures is fried chicken and this recipe is my way of making it at home. It is so simple todo and the family love it" – Adam Smith, executive chef at Coworth

Serves 2


2 chicken breast 250g butter milk 2 cloves garlic 40g peeled ginger 1tsp milk curry powder 1/2 tsp coriander seeds 1/2 tsp fennel seeds 1 lime 1tsp salt Flour for dusting Oil for frying Herb creme fraiche

250g creme fraiche 25g dill25g chervil 25g chives 25g coriander 12g white wine vinegar salt to taste


Cut the chicken breast into bite-size pieces.

Toast all of the spices in a dry pan, then grind to a powder.

Mix the spice powder with the salt and the buttermilk and then finely grate the peeled ginger andgarlic cloves into it.

Grate the zest and squeeze the juice of the lime and add to the buttermilk marinade.

Pour the buttermilk marinade over the chicken, rub it all over and leave in the fridge for minimum 6 hours

While the chicken is in the fridge make the dip to serve it with:

Pick all the herbs ensuring there are no stalks and place into a food processor and pulse 3 times.

Add the crème fraiche and the vinegar into the food processor and blitz until smooth and green in colour.

Pass the crème fraiche, season to taste and leave in the fridge for service.

Heat a pan of cooking oil around 5cm deep to 175 °C.

Take the chicken from the marinade and roll directly in the flour.

Slowly place into the oil and cook until deep brown, turning regularly until evenly crispy. Repeatthis with all of the chicken.

To serve, place the dip into a suitable dish and serve alongside the buttermilk chicken and enjoy.