Have you ever tried marinating a whole chicken in buttermilk? This easy, one-pan recipe for oven-roasted garlic buttermilk chicken is about to change your life! I always marinate my chicken wings and drumsticks in buttermilk for the juiciest and most flavorful wings and I use the same simple method for this recipe. The juicy chicken is then roasted to perfection over a bed of potatoes and veggies. This whole chicken recipe is bound to become a family favorite!
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The Buttermilk Marinade
Buttermilk is a great choice for marinating meats! Along with the buttermilk, I also used Wish Bone’s EVOO dressing – it’s saves time and it’s packed with incredible flavor! Allow the whole chicken to marinate for at least 6 hours, but overnight is best if you have the time. Turn the chicken every couple of hours to make sure it’s well-marinated all over. I then season the chicken with a simple spice rub made with dried herbs and smoked paprika and stuff it with fresh thyme, garlic, onion, a bit of lemon
The buttermilk chicken is then roasted over a bed of baby potatoes, carrots and more onion and garlic. You guys are going to love the roasted veggies! They’re cooked in delicious chicken juice drippings, absorbing all the incredible flavor. You get a complete meal, prepared in one pan! This buttermilk chicken recipe is great for an everyday dinner, or for a holiday party.
Chicken needs to bake for 20 minutes per pound, plus 15 minutes at 350F. I baked my 5 pound chicken for 2 hours; adjust your baking time according to the weight of your bird.
Carving the Chicken
Roasting this whole chicken is just part of the process! Once it’s roasted, it’s time to serve and enjoy! I recommend checking out my ‘How to Carve a Turkey’ tutorial. The techniques shown in that video are great for chicken and even duck!
Enjoyed this delicious chicken recipe? Check out some of my other recipes you’re sure to enjoy!
- Creamy Potato & Chicken Casserole – so easy and delicious! Have this casserole in the oven in minutes!
- Oven-Roasted Duck – this recipe yields a flavorful and delicious duck, perfect for the holidays!
- Garlic Butter Turkey – the best turkey recipe ever!! Super juicy, flavorful and amazing!
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