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Oven-Baked Habanero Buttermilk Chicken

Chicken drumsticks marinated in buttermilk and Smoky Honey Habanero spice rub, then baked to perfection.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Servings: 4


  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons smoky honey habanero spice rub
  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • cooking spray


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and habanero rub until combined. Place chicken in a large re-sealable ziploc bag; pour liquid over the drumsticks. Seal the bag and toss to coat. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or ideally overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 375ยบ F. Place a wire rack over a rimmed baking dish and coat generously with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Add the flour, salt, and pepper to a rimmed dish and mix to combine. Remove one drumstick from the marinade and tap off excess buttermilk. Dredge in flour mixture to coat and place on prepared wire rack. Repeat with remaining drumsticks. Spray generously with cooking spray and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until juices run clear when chicken is pierced with a knife. Serve immediately.


slightly adapted from Spiceologist