Oct 16, 2012

Buttermilk Roast Chicken Drumsticks

I am so excited to share you a good news. I have started my own official Yummy Tummy Bakers and Catering Services. Check out my facebook page here. But this is going to be a little serious, i have created a separate page for it. You can place orders through this page with all the cakes & cookies which i supply with the price & details, but sadly i can supply only for the folks who live in my place (nagercoil) . But soon will take it to the next level. So please like my page & place your orders.

Now coming back to the recipe. I have already told you my love for fried chicken, but at the sametime I always love baked chickens too. This one was on my list for so many months, ever since I saw this on nigella lawsons show. I wanted to try it so badly, but somehow keeps forgetting. Yesterday when I was going through my todo list I found this recipe. So immediately I got into actions. Actually I changed the ingredients a bit and made it to my taste.

I went to my near by supermarket and bought the stuff which I needed, actually there is not much for me to purchase. Because the stuffs needed for this recipe is so simple and was always a standby in my pantry and freezer. I marinated the chicken yesterday night and just throwed this in the oven today morning. I brought it to my friends and they all loved it a lot. 

I hope you will love it and tell me if you try it someday.

Adapted from: Nigella Lawson
Makes : 10 Chicken Legs
Serves - 4-5


Chicken Drumstick - 10
Buttermilk  - 2 cup ( You can mix curd with some water)
Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 tblspn
Oil -  4 tblspn
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Freshly Ground Pepper - 1 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 tsp


Take a large ziploc bag, place the chicken drumstick in.

Pour buttermilk, chilli powder, cumin powder, salt, sugar, ginger garlic paste, pepper, oil into the bag.

Shake the bag to mix well. Now place this in fridge to marinate overnight or 3-4 hours.

Preheat the oven to 200 Degree C / 400 Degree F.

Next day. Foil line a baking tray and spray some oil over it.

Arrange the chicken pieces on the tray leaving space between them.

Bake it in the oven for 30 mins. Remove the tray from the oven and flip them over. Now cook it for 15 more mins or it is nicely browned and cooked all the way through.

Remove them from oven and allow it to cool down for 5 mins.

Serve warm or hot with any dish.

Take all your ingredients
Place chicken drumsticks in a large ziploc bag
pour some buttermilk into it
add some salt
crushed ginger garlic paste
chilli and cumin powder
some freshly ground pepper
throw everything into the bag itself
drizzle some oil
and mix well
now place them in a plate and put them in fridge
Foil line a baking tray and spray it lightly with oil
place the marinated chicken over the tray
and bake them for 30 mins..Now flip them over and bake again
till done
How good is that


  1. Simply Awesome. Me too prefer to dip the drumsticks in buttermilk a few hours before marinating. Soft inside, crispy outside. Love it!
    Awesome clicks and presentation.


  2. Chicken looks absolutely delicious Aarthi....

  3. congrats dear...yummy looking chicken...feel like grab one...

  4. Simply tempting and yummy looking chicken.

  5. First I like to congrats on your effort to move it to next level and my best wishes and this chicken recipe is delicious virtual treat for all for sure...

  6. I will try these after my fasting dear ..looks yummy:)

  7. hai...butermilk chikn very nice & yammy....thank u

  8. mmmm.... simply amazing and congrats for your success...

  9. The chicken looks lovely and very inviting.
    I also wish you every success in your new venture.
    Good Luck

  10. Congratulations on opening your own bakery.Thats really amazing Aarthi :)

    I love ur blog and you are an inspiration.Keep rocking !!

  11. Hi Aarthi first time here, my hearty wishes for ur
    next level, keep rocking :) Drumstick chicken looks
    delicious...Check Out my "Daily one neivedhyam
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  12. hello mam, want to make this but please tell me how to make buttermilk at home,the buttermilk we get in Delhi is the spiced buttermilk.

  13. I tried this receipe today :) ... came out soo well .. Thanks for sharing this receipe ....i ve kept drumsticks in broil for 2 to 3 mins .. its kinds grilled taste ... once again thanks :)

  14. Hi ..I'm from ngl too..can u tel me the location of ur bakery...do u hav wholewheat cakes and cookies..thx in advance

  15. But why sugar added receipe seems awesome
    But could not follow why sugar added

  16. @AnonymousSugar helps in caramelization of this roast.

  17. What is buttermilk? Looks like watery curd? Is it so or how do I prepare it? Pls reply....just to add- this looks awesome & must be tasting awesome too....

  18. aarthi chechi plss tell me hw to make buttermilk at home..

  19. Recipe is awesome.
    What is butter milk?do u means milk with cream?

  20. @shamlyhttp://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/2014/08/homemade-butter-recipe-how-to-make.html

  21. @Anonymouscheck this out

  22. @AnonymousCheck this out

    You can use curd mixed with water

  23. Can v fry it ? Instead of baking !
    I don't have the convention it's just the oven !

  24. @AnonymousNo you cannot, because there is no binding ingredient in this

  25. Hello, nice recipe, i want to try it at home, but i wanted to ask...is it necessary to marinate in a zip-lock bag?? Can i marinate it a bowl???

  26. Hi,

    I dont have oven. Can i fry it in oil?

  27. @Anonymousfrying wont work in this, since there is no binding agent

  28. Hi Da,why the chicken s getting black after baking.
    After frying n oil,i saw blood oozing from fried chicken.why it s happening.

  29. Plz let me know if the quantity of legs for cooking is reduced from 10 chicken legs to 5 chicken legs than will the time for baking be reduced from 30 minutes to 15 minutes.

    1. No cooking time will be same. Keep an eye on it always because each oven will vary


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