Buttermilk Brined Baked Chicken

Buttermilk Brined Baked Chicken


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Buttermilk-Brined Baked Chicken takes 9 hours to prepare and cook. It can be served at home during lunch or dinner. It is spicy, which makes it so delicious to taste. The meal is simple to make for the family to enjoy. It serves a big group, and you can easily multiply the recipe as needed!

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Time needed

8 hour preparation + 30 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4-6 servings


  • 1 quart buttermilk
  • 2 lemons
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 4 lbs. chicken pieces (or 1 4-lb. roasting chicken)
  • 1 bench thyme
  • ΒΌ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

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In a medium bowl, add the buttermilk and garlic. Mix as you pour the salt in.

Pour the mixture into a large plastic bag and place the chicken inside. Remove any air, seal and refrigerate the soaked chicken for 8 hours.

Remove the chicken, dry it and dispose any remaining buttermilk.

Sprinkle the inside of the chicken with lemon and thyme.

Spread butter and pepper over the chicken skin.

Bake the chicken in a 400 degrees preheated oven for ½ an hour until brown in color and cooked through.

Cool and ready to serve.

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