Recipe | Buttermilk Roasted Chicken with Spiced Potatoes and Wild Rice

When your four year old daughter stands up in her chair and loudly proclaims, “this is the BEST chicken ever! can you make it again tomorrow?” you know you’ve got a good recipe.

That’s exactly what happened when I made the recipe from Smitten Kitchen.

The flavors are subtle and the texture is incredibly tender. I really can’t think of a single thing to change about this recipe, it was that good and so easy to make. One small change I made was after 30 minutes of baking I turned the broiler on low for 5 minutes or so to crisp up the skin a bit.

buttermilk oven roasted chicken legs

Since I was in the mood to experiment I also made these skillet potatoes from Taste of Home. I loved everything about them except the garlic and jerk seasoning. Maybe I just don’t like jerk ┬áseasoning in general, but together, they just overwhelmed my taste buds and left me wishing I had just used Lawry’s seasoned salt instead.

buttermilk roasted chicken dinner

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    • says

      It’s so good Kim and after guilting myself about not using organic chicken legs … guess what I found at a grocery store on the other end of town? Organic chicken legs. Next time. :)

  1. Lisa says

    When you wrote that your 4 year old thought this was the best chicken ever, I knew I had to try it for my not so adventurous 6 year old. I am please to say he really liked it! I think it’s delicious too! Can’t wait to make it again!!!