Garlic Buttermilk Drumsticks

Since we had a bit cooler day on Tuesday, I made some chicken drumsticks in the oven.  They were marinated for about 6 hours in the fridge in a garlicky, buttermilk mixture before baking until golden brown! It was something both “boys” thoroughly enjoyed!



Here are the ingredients I used when making this recipe.


(Note: I didn’t have any actual buttermilk which is why there is lemon juice in the picture.  I poured out the amount of heavy cream I wanted to use and added a tablespoon of lemon juice to the cream to “turn it.”)

I mixed the “buttermilk,” minced garlic, oregano leaves and olive oil in a large measuring cup, whisking it until it was well combined.


I placed the drumsticks in a large freezer bag and poured the mixture over them before sealing the bag and placing it in the fridge to marinate for about 6 hours. You can marinate it longer or shorter than that time but more is better.


After chilling, I placed the drumsticks in a 9 x 13 baking pan (that I lined with parchment paper to avoid having to clean up a big mess) and poured the remaining marinade over top of them.


And then I baked them at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes, turning them half way through, and then turning the oven to high broil for an other 5 minutes to completely brown the tops of the drumsticks before serving!



Garlic Buttermilk Drumsticks

Preparation Time: 5 minutes  Cooking Time: 35 – 40 minutes  Servings: 4


  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk (or 1 1/2 cups heavy cream mixed with 1 tbsp. lemon juice)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. oregano


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line 9 x 13 baking pan with parchment paper (optional)
  2. Place drumsticks in a large freezer bag.
  3. In a large measuring cup, whisk remaining ingredients until very well combined.
  4. Pour buttermilk mixture over drumsticks, seal bag and allow to marinate for at least 6 hours.
  5. Remove drumsticks to prepared baking pan, pouring remaining marinade over top of them.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes, turning at the half way point.
  7. Broil on high for about 5 – 10 minutes before serving.

4 thoughts on “Garlic Buttermilk Drumsticks

    • I use garlic in pretty much everything but dessert! We love garlic! My grandmother swears by it’s “healing” properties as well… if she isn’t feeling well she will make herself a roasted garlic sandwich and swear it works!

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