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Buttermilk Roast Chicken

If you haven’t heard, our friend Sarah Carey, editor-in-chief of Everyday Food Magazine just launched her delicious “How-To” series on YouTube. A 13-year veteran of the Martha Stewart test kitchen, Sarah is an expert in converting culinary classics into easy and convenient meals for the family.

Today’s recipe that Sarah is sharing with us is a delicious one. It is Buttermilk Roast Chicken…. yum!

Below, Sarah shows you a simple marinade that can be made in the morning for tender, flavorful chicken that night.

Buttermilk Roast Chicken

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes + marinating
Yield: Serves 4


3 1/2 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken pieces
2 cups buttermilk
Zest of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
Coarse salt and pepper


In a large bowl, combine chicken, buttermilk, zest, dill, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours (or up to 24 hours).

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Remove chicken from marinade and pat dry. Roast chicken on a rimmed baking sheet until cooked through, about 25 minutes.

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