Buttermilk Herb Chicken .::. Day 5 {31Days}

Buttermilk herb chicken is a quick and fabulous way to dress up plain old boneless skinless chicken breasts.

Cookin' Mimi: Buttermilk Herb Chicken is a great freezer friendly main dish. Chicken breasts marinated in buttermilk with herbs and other seasonings and baked to perfection.

This is some of the best chicken I have ever eaten. It is so tender and juicy and the flavor is outstanding. I adapted it from a recipe from Daily Dish Recipes. Nicole raved about it and it looked so delicious that I had to try it.

I knew right away though I would have to adapt the recipe because it calls for plain yogurt which is something I never have because none of us eat it. I also substituted parsley for the original thyme and added lemon pepper.

Another great thing about this recipe is it’s freezer friendly. Toss the marinade and chicken together in a freezer bag and freeze.

This would be delicious served with Fresno Potatoes or creamy garlic and herb pasta .

Buttermilk Herb Chicken

Prep Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 9 hours 5 minutes
Author Micha M


  • 1/4 Cup olive oil
  • 1/4 Cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • A few shakes of hot sauce
  • 1-2 garlic cloves , minced (see note)
  • 2 Tablespoons dried onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 4-6 chicken breasts


  1. In a non reactive bowl mix all ingredients except for chicken. Add the chicken and turn pieces to coat with marinade. Refrigerate for several hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place chicken in a baking dish and cook for 30-35 minutes or until a thermometer reaches 165 degrees internal temperature.

To Freeze:

  1. Place chicken in a labeled freezer bag, add the marinade and squeeze out extra air before sealing. Place in freezer. Thaw in fridge overnight and cook according to directions.

Recipe Notes

note: use 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder if vacuum sealing. do not vacuum seal fresh garlicbr]Adapted from:[Daily Dish Recipes


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  1. Yay! Love how you tweaked it, actually. Interested in trying your version and I might just do this. We eat lemon pepper everything LOL
    Great recipe changes! You are awesome.

  2. Yum! I need recipes like this to use the buttermilk I have left after making homemade ranch.


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