buttermilk roast chicken

Roasted Buttermilk Chicken

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Southern


  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 bone-in chicken breasts, cut in halves or quarters depending on the size
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Put buttermilk, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper in a zippered plastic bag, seal and shake.  Add the chicken, re-seal the bag and turn over and over until chicken is well coated.  Put the bag in the fridge and marinate overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 and line a roasting pan with non-stick foil.  Place the chicken in the pan, pour the buttermilk mixture on top and roast until chicken is done, about 35-40 minutes or until an instant read thermometer reads 165 degrees.
  3. Divide the chicken among warmed plates, drizzling the pan sauce on top and sprinkling with parsley.