Buttermilk Marinated Roasted Chicken Drumsticks

When I saw the recipe at Nibble Me This for this marinade, I knew I would make it. My kids are loving drumsticks lately and I am always on the lookout for new marinade recipes. The marinade took minutes to throw together and I let the chicken marinate for 6 hours. I ended up roasting the chicken instead of grilling and it turned out terrific. The meat was tender, juicy, and flavorful and the kids and my husband gave it a thumbs up. I served these drumsticks with Green Bean Bacon Wrapped Bundles and Scalloped Potatoes. Thanks for the terrific marinade recipe Chris!

Combine the buttermilk, Greek yogurt, lime juice, sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, oregano, onion powder, and minced garlic together in a large ziplock; mix until well combined. Add the drumsticks to the marinade and place them into the refrigerator for 6-8 hours.

Take the chicken drumsticks out of the refrigerator 20 minutes prior to cooking them. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil then coat it with cooking spray.

Remove the drumsticks from the marinade and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Place the chicken onto the prepared baking sheet then put into the oven. Roast the chicken for 35-40 minutes, flipping them halfway through cooking. Remove from the oven and let the meat rest for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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Buttermilk Marinated Roasted Chicken Drumsticks

Yield: 6 drumsticks

Prep Time: 5 min. + 6 hours marinating time

Cook Time: 35-40 min.

Ingredients:

3/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup greek yogurt
2 tbsp lime juice
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp red pepper flake
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp onion powder
3 cloves of garlic, minced
6 chicken drumsticks

Directions:

Combine the buttermilk, Greek yogurt, lime juice, sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, oregano, onion powder, and minced garlic together in a large ziplock; mix until well combined. Add the drumsticks to the marinade and place them into the refrigerator for 6-8 hours.

Take the chicken drumsticks out of the refrigerator 20 minutes prior to cooking them. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil then coat it with cooking spray.

Remove the drumsticks from the marinade and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Place the chicken onto the prepared baking sheet then put into the oven. Roast the chicken for 35-40 minutes, flipping them halfway through cooking. Remove from the oven and let the meat rest for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Chris at Nibble Me This

 

 

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14 Responses to “Buttermilk Marinated Roasted Chicken Drumsticks”

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    Blond Duck — April 29, 2014 @ 8:04 pm

    I’ve tried these and love them!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — April 29, 2014 @ 8:28 pm

    Love buttermilk chicken! These look fingerlickingly delicious, Pam.

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    Kris — April 29, 2014 @ 9:13 pm

    That sounds and looks so yummy!!! I want to make it! Hope you are well.
    xo Kris

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    gloria — April 29, 2014 @ 10:06 pm

    Look delicious Pam Im sure my son would love these
    Chicken drumsticks!

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    Ccatherine — April 29, 2014 @ 10:10 pm

    I am sure the chicken was wonderful! Great sides too. Blessings, Catherine

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    Larry — April 30, 2014 @ 5:05 am

    Good looking meal Pam – it’s hard to go wrong with a recipe from Chris.

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    Louise — April 30, 2014 @ 6:21 am

    Guess what I took out last night for dinner tonight, Pam? Drumsticks! I am going to prepare this marinade as soon as I get done telling you how much I’m loving this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing, Pam. I’m off to the kitchen:) Your drumsticks look delicious. Fingers crossed mine will turn out as enticing.

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    Natalie @ Tastes Lovely — April 30, 2014 @ 8:33 am

    These drumsticks sound delicious! Bet the buttermilk makes them extra tender. I love drumsticks because they’re such an affordable cut of chicken, and they’re often on sale. Great served with those sides too : )

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    Marjie — April 30, 2014 @ 12:17 pm

    I love drumsticks, too. There’s just something fun about being able to eat with your hands! That’s a good sounding marinade.

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    Diane — April 30, 2014 @ 1:02 pm

    I have previously asked for buttermilk at the supermarkets here and was told to find a dairy farmer!! I now use crème fraiche instead. I will give it a try with this recipe. Thanks. Keep well Diane

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — April 30, 2014 @ 2:13 pm

    Love your buttermilk marinated drumsticks with a kick of zesty lime! These look so delicious and easy, Pam!

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    Jovina Coughlin — April 30, 2014 @ 4:38 pm

    A dinner anyone would want.

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    Kim in MD — May 1, 2014 @ 4:30 am

    These look amazing, Pam! Buttermilk makes chicken so tender and delicious! I have been short on time lately and miss reading Chris’s blog. I am going to have to find a few minutes to catch up on what I’ve been missing!

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    Joanne — May 1, 2014 @ 6:09 pm

    Leave it to Chris to have an awesome marinade! He is the king of bbq after all. :)

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