Buttermilk Roasted Chicken with Buttermilk Gravy



This is a delicious way to roast chicken pieces. I love the way it is so full of flavour. If you own a Thermomix it is also a great way to use that buttermilk that is left when you make your butter, or you can buy it in a carton from the supermarket.

ATTENTION PLEASE NOTE… It is important that you marinate over night… so I can recommend putting it together while you are making dinner one night then it will be ready for dinner the next. It is so easy to make and if you put it in a large zip lock bag to marinate, no mess too.

I remember see Nigella Lawson making something like this one night when I was watching the food channel, it looked really easy. I had some butter milk after making some butter and decided to make something up. I popped the cooking juices into a good food processor (Thermomix) and made the most divine gravy imaginable, seriously, I could just eat it with a spoon!

Buttermilk Roasted Chicken


8 – 12 Chicken Drumsticks or Chicken with the bone in. You can really do as many as you like… but make sure the chicken is spread out. (you can use thighs without bone it will just be quicker to cook)
500g buttermilk
60g olive oil (oil of your choosing)
4 – 10 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 teaspoon Smokey Paprika
1 large red onion (sliced into quarters)

1 tablespoon chicken stock paste

Buttermilk Roasted Chicken


1. Place Drumsticks/Chicken into a large zip lock bag or marinating container and place all ingredients in with it.

Buttermilk Roasted Chicken

I use a zip lock bag because I can throw it out and no mess… Also when ever I go into the fridge I just give it a move around.

2. Marinate overnight or at least 8 hours.

3. Preheat oven to 220ºC and line a baking dish with baking paper.

4. Drain chicken reserving liquid, onion and garlic.

Buttermilk Roasted Chicken

5. Place onions and garlic on to the bottom of the pan and place the chicken on top. (it will always work better if you have space around your chicken so a bigger pan is always better)

Buttermilk Roasted Chicken

6. Pour about 1/2 of the reserve liquid over the chicken and place in the oven for 20 minutes at 220ºC.

7. Turn oven down to 180ºC and cook for another 30 – 40 minutes (depending on how many chicken pieces you have cooked) it is good to cook it high first as you get a great colour on your chicken.

8. Remove chicken and scrape the contents of the bottom of the pan into the Thermomix and blend until smooth. (30 seconds/ speed 5 gradually moving to speed 9) This is your delicious gravy… it doesn’t look wonderful, but it taste divine!

Buttermilk Roasted Chicken

Cooking it at a high temperature gives great caramelisation!

Don’t waste the left over marinating liquid, place some more onion, garlic and chicken in it and put it in the freezer, when it defrosts it will be marinating… It only seems to work twice… and it does taste different the second time, but still good 🙂

So there you have it… Please try it, I can’t tell you how yummy this chicken and the gravy is.

Enjoy Irresponsibly!

Liz xx

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Elizabeth Connolly
I have been cooking since I can remember. I am a Thermomix consultant, so now (whenever possible) try to give you Conventional AND Thermomix methods for the recipes. I like to share tips on how to save money and how making food from scratch isn't really that hard (especially with a Thermomix). If you have any questions about the Thermomix or cooking/food in general please email me as I'm happy to chat.
Liz xx
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  1. Rachel (Rachel's Kitchen NZ)

    Oh, love the sound of this Liz and great tip about freezing remaining marinade. BTW sorry I haven’t commented before but obviously didn’t scroll down the page far enough because hadn’t been able to fine the comments section – dah!!!

    • Elizabeth Connolly

      LOL Oh Rachel 🙂 that is fine 🙂 I know you have to get through the Thermomix method first… but there wasn’t any this time 🙂 Yes I sort of need a website overhaul but not sure what to do who to go with or how much money I need to spend 🙂 Anyway! Thanks for dropping by and saying hello! Liz xxx PS… it is really delicious 🙂


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