Thursday, January 15, 2009

Buttermilk Roast Chicken

Cook Time: 30 min
Level: Easy
Yield: 6 servings


* 12 chicken drumsticks (approximately 3 pounds total weight)
* 2 cups buttermilk
* 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
* 2 cloves garlic, bruised and skins removed
* 1 tablespoon crushed peppercorns
* 1 tablespoon Maldon salt, sea salt or 1 1/2 teaspoons table salt
* 1 teaspoon ground cumin
* 1 tablespoon maple syrup


Place the chicken drumsticks in a large freezer bag, and add the
buttermilk and 1/4 cup of oil.

Add the bruised garlic cloves to the bag with the crushed peppercorns and salt.

Sprinkle in the ground cumin and finally add the maple syrup, and then
squish everything in the freezer bag around to mix the marinade and
coat the chicken.

Leave the buttermilk marinated chicken in the fridge ideally overnight
or out of the fridge for at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Take the chicken pieces out of the
bag shaking off the excess marinade, and then arrange them in a
roasting tin lined with foil.

Drizzle over the 2 remaining tablespoons of oil, and then roast in the
oven for about 30 minutes, or until brown, even scorched in parts, and
juicily cooked through.


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