These juicy buttermilk baked chicken drums are seriously one of the easiest meals to make. For me, this is the bees knees. When cooked right chicken is so enjoyable, seriously though, what is worse than dry as the desert chicken? Well, there's probably a lot of things, but that's beside the point! This basic buttermilk and seasoned chicken will blow your mind, it's so juicy and flavorful, you can pair it with a whole laundry list of side dishes, like crispy sweet potato fries.
I really love that beautiful brown crispy skin. I bake the chicken at 400 degrees and this ensures a nice browned outside and a juicy inside. It's pretty disappointing when you bake a chicken that has skin and it comes out of the oven soft, so make sure to leave it in the oven until it's got some nice darkness to it.
You've only burnt the chicken if its black, so don't be afraid of getting some color!
All this goodness starts with a buttermilk marinade. The chicken soaks in a buttermilk bath for at least an hour in a plastic bag with some basic spices. The flavors meld and the buttermilk works it's magic on the chicken, giving you that super tender bite.
My super special secret for extra mouth watering chicken drums is...
A little toss in some melted butter, salt and chopped parsley as soon as they come out of the oven. So amazing.
Do you love easy meals? Check out some of my favorite quick and easy dinners!
Skillet Jalapeno Chicken Enchiladas
One Pan Buttermilk Chicken and Risotto
Flat Iron Steak and Chimichurri
Lasagna Tortellini Soup
Lemon Orzo Chicken
Southwest Grilled Chicken
Lemon Basil Chicken Pasta
10 chicken drumsticks (2 packages)
1/2 c buttermilk
1/4 olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp paprika
2 tbsp butter, melted
handful of chopped parsley
pinch of salt and pepper
Measure out the buttermilk and olive oil in a measuring cup
Add in the salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and paprika, swirl it around
Put the chicken drums in a resealable plastic bag along with the liquid
Shake it all around
Refrigerate for at least an hour
Preheat oven to 400
Arrange the chicken drums on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, shaking off any excess liquid
Bake for 30-40 minutes
In a large bowl add the melted butter, chopped parsley and a pinch of salt and pepper
Take the hot chicken and add it directly to the butter mixture, tossing