Southwest Buttermilk Baked Chicken

The most flavorful chicken you will ever make, baked to absolute crisp-tender, juicy perfection! 207 calories each.

Southwest Buttermilk Baked Chicken - The most flavorful chicken you will ever make, baked to absolute crisp-tender, juicy perfection!

So with all these Thanksgiving recipes I’ve been posting lately, I figured a little break might be a nice refresher. After all, weeknight meals are still needed in the midst of this holiday mayhem, right?

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Southwest Buttermilk Baked Chicken - The most flavorful chicken you will ever make, baked to absolute crisp-tender, juicy perfection! 207 calories each.

That’s where this chicken comes in. Crisp-tender chicken thighs, baked to absolute perfection.

Southwest Buttermilk Baked Chicken - The most flavorful chicken you will ever make, baked to absolute crisp-tender, juicy perfection! 207 calories each.

And with just a few spices, these chicken thighs are packed with tons of flavor, baked in its own juices with that creamy buttermilk.

Southwest Buttermilk Baked Chicken - The most flavorful chicken you will ever make, baked to absolute crisp-tender, juicy perfection! 207 calories each.

You’d be amazed as to how such simple ingredients can transform a chicken dish like this.

Southwest Buttermilk Baked Chicken - The most flavorful chicken you will ever make, baked to absolute crisp-tender, juicy perfection! 207 calories each.

I honestly didn’t expect much out of it but boy was I wrong. Jason had to beg me for days to make it again the very next week!

Southwest Buttermilk Baked Chicken

The most flavorful chicken you will ever make, baked to absolute crisp-tender, juicy perfection! 207 calories each.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cumin, paprika, chili powder, oregano, garlic powder and onion powder; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Season chicken thighs with spice mixture, rubbing in thoroughly on all sides.
  3. Melt butter in a large oven-proof skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken, skin-side down, and sear both sides until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from heat and stir in buttermilk.
  4. Place into oven and roast until completely cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 175 degrees F, about 25-30 minutes.
  5. Serve chicken immediately, garnished with cilantro, if desired.

Adapted from Picky Palate.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 207.0 Calories from Fat 137.7
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.3g 24%
Saturated Fat 5.4g 27%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 70.2mg 23%
Sodium 91.3mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 2.2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Sugars 1.5g
Protein 14.6g 29%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.