Since we had a bit cooler day on Tuesday, I made some chicken drumsticks in the oven. They were marinated for about 6 hours in the fridge in a garlicky, buttermilk mixture before baking until golden brown! It was something both “boys” thoroughly enjoyed!
Here are the ingredients I used when making this recipe.
(Note: I didn’t have any actual buttermilk which is why there is lemon juice in the picture. I poured out the amount of heavy cream I wanted to use and added a tablespoon of lemon juice to the cream to “turn it.”)
I mixed the “buttermilk,” minced garlic, oregano leaves and olive oil in a large measuring cup, whisking it until it was well combined.
I placed the drumsticks in a large freezer bag and poured the mixture over them before sealing the bag and placing it in the fridge to marinate for about 6 hours. You can marinate it longer or shorter than that time but more is better.
After chilling, I placed the drumsticks in a 9 x 13 baking pan (that I lined with parchment paper to avoid having to clean up a big mess) and poured the remaining marinade over top of them.
And then I baked them at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes, turning them half way through, and then turning the oven to high broil for an other 5 minutes to completely brown the tops of the drumsticks before serving!
Garlic Buttermilk Drumsticks
Preparation Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 35 – 40 minutes Servings: 4
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk (or 1 1/2 cups heavy cream mixed with 1 tbsp. lemon juice)
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 3 tsp. minced garlic
- 1 tsp. oregano
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line 9 x 13 baking pan with parchment paper (optional)
- Place drumsticks in a large freezer bag.
- In a large measuring cup, whisk remaining ingredients until very well combined.
- Pour buttermilk mixture over drumsticks, seal bag and allow to marinate for at least 6 hours.
- Remove drumsticks to prepared baking pan, pouring remaining marinade over top of them.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes, turning at the half way point.
- Broil on high for about 5 – 10 minutes before serving.