The best Buttermilk Fried Chicken recipe! Brined chicken with fresh herbs, buttermilk and seasonings makes for a crispy, flavorful southern fried chicken! Just to experiment, try weighing your meat before brining, after brining and then after to cooking to see the differences. Meats will absorb the liquid, therefore losing less while cooking, resulting in a plump, juicy and moist meal. Plump and juicy .