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Buttermilk-Brined Roasted Chicken

An afternoon or overnight soak in buttermilk makes the chicken incredibly juicy and tender when roasted and helps the outside skin turn a rich golden brown.

Serves 5
Ready in 90 mins
Prep time 30 mins
Cooking time 60 mins
954 calories per serving


> 1 (4- 5 lb) whole chicken
> 5 cloves garlic, smashed
> 1 (0.5 oz) pkg Nature's Promise® Organic Roasting Blend
> 2 cups low-fat buttermilk
> 1 tbsp olive oil


Pat the chicken dry with paper towels and season all over with salt and pepper. To a large resealable bag, add the chicken, garlic, and roasting blend. Stand the bag up and carefully add the buttermilk. Seal bag well. Place on a large plate and refrigerate at least 4 hours and up to 48 hours.
To roast chicken: Remove the chicken from bag and discard brine. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Place chicken in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet. Let stand at room temperature 20 min. Rub chicken all over with the oil and season with salt and pepper.
Meanwhile, adjust oven rack to center position and preheat oven to 450°F. Roast chicken 1 hour, rotating skillet halfway through, until a meat thermometer inserted in the thigh reaches 165°F. If chicken browns too quickly, cover with foil.

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