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Drumsticks are my daughter’s favorite part of a chicken. This buttermilk roast chicken with garlic is another great recipe to use drumsticks. It is incredibly easy to throw together in a breeze using minimal ingredients. The chicken drumsticks are marinated for twenty-four hours in a simple buttermilk marinade. Marinating the chicken drumsticks guarantee tender chicken and the flavors to sip into the drumsticks. Bake in the oven until juicy and tender, and broil for a few minutes to get more color.


1 tbsp olive oil

6 chicken drumsticks

1 c. buttermilk

5 garlic cloves, minced

½ tsp black pepper, freshly ground

½ c. fresh parsley, minced

½ tsp salt

How to make Buttermilk Roast Chicken with Garlic


Step 1: In a small bowl, place the buttermilk, olive oil, minced garlic, minced fresh parsley, salt, and black pepper. Whisk well until blended. In a gallon freezer bag, place the drumsticks. Over the chicken, pour the buttermilk marinade. Evenly distribute the marinade on the entire drumsticks. Before closing the bag, make sure to squeeze out as much air into the bag as possible. Place the freezer bag in the fridge to marinate the chicken for 24 hours.

Step 2: Once ready to bake, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Remove the chicken from the fridge. In a medium-size casserole dish (I use a 2.5-quart oval casserole dish that is 13 x 9-inches deep), lay the chicken and pour the marinade on top. Place in the preheated oven and roast the drumsticks for about 30 to 45 minutes or until browned, scorched in spots, and the juices run clear. To get more color, you can broil the chicken drumsticks for about 5 to 10 minutes.

Step 3: Remove from the oven when done and serve the buttermilk roast chicken with garlic right away with the sauce from the pan. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:

Amount per Serving: Calories 343, Fat 21g 32%, Saturated Fat 5g 31%, Cholesterol 148mg 49%, Sodium 635mg 28%, Potassium 521mg 15%, Carbohydrates 6g 2%, Sugar 4g 4%, Protein 29g 58%, Vitamin A 1045IU 21%, Vitamin C 14.9mg 18%, Calcium 130mg 13%, Iron 1.7mg 9%


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