Buttermilk Paprika Marinade

After soaking in this marinade, the chicken comes out extra moist and full of flavor. Smitten Kitchen makes hers with drumsticks, but any cut of chicken, with or without skin, will work. Eat it plain or as the protein in a salad for extra flavor.

Adapted from Smitten Kitchen.

Combine in a container and marinate 2-3 lbs. of chicken for up to 12 hours:

  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 5 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
  • 1 Tbsp sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tea paprika
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp olive oil