This sounded very intriguing when I first came across this recipe.
Chicken in Milk (Adapted from Jamie Oliver via Food 52)
1 whole chicken
3 T olive oil
2 cinnamon stick
zest of 2 lemons
10 garlic cloves, skin on
2 c milk
Preheat oven to 375. Salt and pepper the chicken. In a pot that the chicken will fit tightly in, heat the oil. Fry the chicken until it gets nicely brown on all sides.
The chicken comes out super tender. The lactic acid in the milk tenderizes the chicken. I was wondering if you could make this with buttermilk. I'm thinking that would add some additional flavor. Jamie Oliver uses fresh sage in the recipe. It was raining really hard out and I didn't want to go out in the backyard to get it so I left it out and it came out very well (lazy - I know).