This is a fabulous recipe for a family midweek meal and, more importantly, it can all be prepared in the morning, ready for a bit of frying action in the evening. Skinless chicken breasts are given a spicy makeover by being marinated in buttermilk with some fiery hot pepper sauce. The batter for the corn fritters can also be made ahead, and then all you need to cook this easy meal is just two frying pans.
If you want to serve the chicken in smaller pieces for the little ones, then just slice the chicken breasts into fingers before marinating. The hot pepper sauce I used for the marinade may be a tad too spicy for the very wee ones in the family, so adjust the amount you add to the marinade or offer it on the side when serving.
If you are cooking for a crowd (and this is a perfect recipe for any large gathering), then just keep the cooked chicken and corn fritters warm in a preheated oven whilst you cook the rest. I served this with a fresh pineapple, banana and coconut salad for added tropical taste, but any crisp seasonal salad will work as a fresh accompaniment.
Hot pepper sauce is a staple in my store cupboard (and has been for years now) as I love how the blend of Scotch Bonnet and Habanero peppers creates a fiery yet fruity finish.