Roasted Buttermilk Chicken
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Roasted Buttermilk Chicken

Roasted Buttermilk Chicken is an easy but elegant way to roast a whole chicken that everyone will love! A buttermilk bath gives this bird tons of juicy flavor.
Prep Time16 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 16 mins
Course: dinner, main dish
Cuisine: american
Keyword: chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 528kcal
Author: jodiemo


  • 4 pound whole chicken , cut into 6 pieces (leg quarters, breasts, wings)
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups whole buttermilk


  • Remove the backbone from the chicken, discard and place the whole chicken in a zip top bag.
  •  In a small bowl, combine the seasonings and buttermilk and pour over the chicken. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours and up to 24 hours.
  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Meanwhile, remove the chicken from the marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle the remaining seasoning onto the chicken. 
  • Roast until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 160 degrees (about an hour). Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.


Calories: 528kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 166mg | Sodium: 4843mg | Potassium: 593mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2645IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 5.6mg