Buttermilk chicken with sweet potato mash

Buttermilk chicken with sweet potato mash

Ingredients (4 servings):

  • 125ml (½ cup) buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 8 (about 500g) chicken tenderloins
  • 700g sweet potato, peeled, coarsely chopped
  • 60g (1 cup) breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Steamed green vegetables, to serve



  1. Combine buttermilk, lemon rind and garlic in a glass or ceramic dish.
  2. Add chicken and stir to coat. Cover and place in the fridge for 1 hour to develop the flavors.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the sweet potato in a large saucepan of boiling water until tender. Drain.
  4. Return to the pan. Mash until smooth. Cover to keep warm.
  5. Combine breadcrumbs and parsley on a plate.
  6. Drain chicken pieces, 1 at a time, from marinade. Press into breadcrumb mixture to evenly coat. Transfer to a lined baking tray.
  7. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken, in 2 batches, for 2 minutes each side or until golden and cooked through.
  8. Serve with the mash and vegetables.
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