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Buttermilk Chicken

Slow marinating in a garlic and maple buttermilk marinade gives this chicken such great taste.
Prep Time8 hours
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time8 hours 40 minutes
Course: Chicken, Everyday Meals
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 624kcal


  • 3 lbs chicken drumsticks
  • 1 tbsp oil


  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 cup oil


  • *You can substitute thighs, small bone-in breasts or a 3 lb frying chicken cut into pieces
  • Mix marinade ingredients in a large zipper freezer bag or a large plastic container with a leak-proof lid (I used a large Lock & Lock container).
  • Place chicken in bag (or plastic container), seal and shake to coat chicken.
  • Place in refrigerator overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet or pan with aluminum foil.
  • Remove chicken from marinade, letting excess marinade drain off chicken. Place in the prepared pan.
  • Drizzle the 1 tbs of oil over the chicken.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until chicken is well brown (or even slightly scorched) and tests done–170 degrees F on a meat thermometer -OR- juices run clear.


Serving: 1person | Calories: 624kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 223mg | Sodium: 1527mg | Potassium: 705mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 303IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 177mg | Iron: 2mg