Juicy & Buttery Buttermilk Baked Chicken

October 18, 2017


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




  1. Measure out the buttermilk and olive oil in a measuring cup

  2. Add in the salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and paprika, swirl it around

  3. Put the chicken drums in a resealable plastic bag along with the liquid

  4. Shake it all around

  5. Refrigerate for at least an hour

  6. Preheat oven to 400

  7. Arrange the chicken drums on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, shaking off any excess liquid

  8. Bake for 30-40 minutes

  9. In a large bowl add the melted butter, chopped parsley and a pinch of salt and pepper

  10. Take the hot chicken and add it directly to the butter mixture, tossing

  11. Serve!






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Thanks for stopping by.  I'm Tara.  Food fan, avid crafter and pizza lover extraordinaire.  I'm a wife and a mom of two kids.  

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