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 Posted By: honeylemon 
Mar 15  # 6 of 13
I generally use unflavored yogurt for marinating chicken. Never tried buttermilk though. May be I should try it too. How long do you marinate it usually?
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 Posted By: sweetnsour 
Mar 15  # 7 of 13
Oh, if soaking also meant marinating then I soak a lot of things starting from chicken to fish and various other seafood. I usually marinate in the refrigerator.
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 Posted By: Mama Mangia 
Mar 15  # 8 of 13
Marinating meats should be done in the fridge - and soaking chicken in buttermilk can take a couple hours or as many as 8 (overnight). Overnight is nice - then just drain in a colander. dredge in seasoned flour if you like and fry! Makes the best chicken ever. Remember to cover and stir or turn during the soaking period.
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 Posted By: aeiou 
Mar 15  # 9 of 13
Mama do you have a recipe for fried chicken made from marinating chicken in buttermilk?

Back to the original question do I soak before cooking. The only item that I can think of that I soak before cooking would be red beans that I use when I make red beans and rice. Now if marinating is considered soaking I marinate beef, chicken and pork especially if I am grilling the meat. I try to allow at least a couple of hours for marinade to soak into the meat before cooking. If I really plan ahead I will marinade the meat the night before.
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 Posted By: Mama Mangia 
Mar 16  # 10 of 13
aeiou - I have posted buttermilk chicken recipes in the recipe forum - look under From Mama's Kitchen - there are at least 2 there that I know of.

The term soaking and the term marinating can mean the same thing to many people. For now - as long as something is setting in a liquid - I will refer to it as both - only because everyone has their own opinion of the terms.

Take a look at the chicken recipes - I have tons more if needed.