Buttermilk Baked Chicken

September 22, 2012
Baked up tender in a creamy buttermilk sauce, this Buttermilk Baked Chicken is one ugly dish, for sure.  But once you taste the flavor, I don't think you'll mind!

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This is one of those dishes that just isn't pretty.

In fact, I'd say this dish is downright ugly.  We all have them ... ugly favorites that sure taste good.  Right?

Well, this is certainly one of those ugly duckling dishes, for sure.  And our family loves it.

Since this recipe has a pretty short list of ingredients, makes use of convenience products, and comes together in a single baking pan, it's a very easy meal to throw together on a weeknight. 

It's one of our comfort-food-go-to-recipes, and it never disappoints.  Buttermilk makes the chicken super moist and tender.  As most Southern cooks know, buttermilk pretty much always makes things better!

Since this recipe has a pretty short list of ingredients, makes use of convenience products, and comes together in a single baking pan, it's a very easy meal to throw together on a weeknight.  

Bake up the chicken for about 45 minutes, serve it over some rice or couscous, and you've got yourself one very tasty ugly-duckling dinner.

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To get this easy Buttermilk Baked Chicken started, simply dip boneless skinless chicken breasts in buttermilk.  Place them in a baking dish with some melted butter.

Chicken Breasts Dredges in Flour Image

Bake the chicken for about 30 minutes to get it just about cooked through.  Then pour a mixture of buttermilk and cream of mushroom soup over the chicken, coating it completely.

It's one of our comfort-food-go-to-recipes, and it never disappoints.

Continue to bake the chicken in the buttermilk sauce for about 10 minutes more.

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The chicken bakes up tender and moist.  And the buttermilk sauce bakes into a flavorful, thick and creamy gravy that's wonderful both with the chicken and spooned over rice or cous cous.

It's not a pretty dish, for sure ... more like an ugly duckling of the dinner world.  But it sure tastes good.

And while this  ugly duckling won't grow up to be a beautiful swan, once you taste the flavor, I don't think you'll mind.

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Buttermilk Baked Chicken
Source:  A family friend
(Printable recipe)
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 T. butter
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ c. buttermilk, divided
  • 1 (10.5 oz.) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 (4 oz.) can sliced mushrooms, drained
  1. Heat oven to 425℉. Place butter in a lightly greased 9"x13" baking dish; place in the oven until butter is melted.
  2. Sprinkle chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Place 1/2 cup of the buttermilk in a shallow bowl. Place flour in another shallow bowl. Dip chicken in the buttermilk, then dredge in the flour.
  3. Place dredged chicken in the baking dish. Bake, uncovered, for 25 minutes.
  4. Turn chicken pieces over in the baking dish, and bake for 10 minutes more.
  5. Meanwhile, stir together the remaining 1 cup buttermilk, cream of mushroom soup, and mushrooms. Pour over the baked chicken and bake for an additional 10 minutes, shielding with aluminum foil if necessary to prevent excessive browning.
  6. Serve over rice or couscous.

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  1. This is the rice I'd serve with this chicken... Cilantro Lime Rice: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/cilantro-lime-rice/ OR peas in rice... anything to up the color & a bit of extra flavor!!! BUT, I LOVE THIS CHICKEN!! ♥

  2. Great recipe. I think it looks delicious. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
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  3. This will be made in the Lawrence home soon! Sounds simple, yet amazing. Ugly dinner recipe from Tracey...YES, please!

  4. You're so funny. Sometimes ugly food really IS the best tasting. I know firsthand how great buttermilk is with chicken, so this recipe is going in the box for future reference. Thanks!

  5. Making this tonight! Sure sounds good. Wish me luck!!

  6. I bet that does taste good; even if it isn't the best looking dinner.


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