Buttermilk Roasted Chicken – chicken is very moist, tender, and super flavorful! Healthier way to make chicken drumsticks taste delicious – they are marinated in buttermilk, garlic, fresh parsley, salt and pepper for 24 hours before roasting (baking in the oven at 400 F). This ensures the chicken tenderizes and gets infused with delicious flavors!
You’ll love the simplicity of the recipe. 10 minutes of preparation: making the marinade and pouring it over the chicken. 24 hours idle time: your chicken sits in a freezer bag with buttermilk sauce poured over it in the fridge. Finally, bake your chicken at 400 F the next day!
Combine buttermilk, olive oil, minced garlic, minced fresh parsley, salt and black pepper in a small bowl:
Whisk all the ingredients really well:
So that the marinade looks like this:
I used 1 package of chicken drumsticks – 6 chicken drumsticks:
Place chicken drumsticks in one-gallon freezer bag:
Pour the buttermilk marinade over the chicken and distribute evenly over all chicken drumsticks:
Squeeze as much air out of the freezer bag as possible and close the bag. Refrigerate the marinated chicken in a freezer bag for 24 hours:
After your chicken has been marinated for 24 hours, preheat oven to 400 F. Use a medium size casserole dish – I used 2.5 quart oval casserole dish ( 13 inches * 9 inches *4 inches deep). Place chicken in the casserole dish – and pour all of the marinade on top and around the chicken.
Bake in the oven at 400 F for about 30-45 minutes (depends on your oven), until chicken juices run clear, the chicken drumsticks are browned and scorched in spots. If needed, broil for about 5-10 more minutes to get more color. Serve immediately, use the sauce from the pan.