I’ve never used buttermilk as a brine before, and the recipe sounded so easy to make, so I decided to try this as my weekly cooking challenge. The chicken legs bathed in the seasoned brine for 24 hours, and got roasted for about 35 minutes in the oven. It was probably one of the easiest recipes ever, and the chicken was totally tender and juicy. This can totally be a week night meal, and only requires about 5 or 10 minutes to throw together the night before. Two thumbs up!
*Quick update: The Smitten Kitchen web site says to marinade the chicken for 24 to 48 hours. I made it the first time after marinading for 24 hours, and it was great. Tonight I roasted the chicken after marinading for 48 hours, and it was even better!