How Long Should Chicken Be Marinated in Buttermilk?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 13, 2020 3:23:58 AM ET

Chicken can be placed in a plastic bowl or container and marinated in buttermilk overnight. When marinating chicken it should be kept in the refrigerator.

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If time is limited the chicken can be soaked in the buttermilk at room temperature for at least 30 minutes. Buttermilk works to tenderize the chicken and also keeps the meat moist and juicy.

Buttermilk is a fermented drink with a bitter taste and acidity. The acidity in buttermilk makes it an easy and affordable marinade.

One serving of buttermilk contains an average of 99 calories and 2.2 grams of fat. Buttermilk is also available in a powdered form, which can be stored at room temperature.