Spiced Baked Buttermilk Chicken

Spiced Baked Buttermilk Chicken - This buttermilk chicken recipe is so juicy and tender.  

Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Indian
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6



  • 1.5 kg Chicken Legs and thighs
  • Salt
  • 500 ml Buttermilk

Marinade Paste

  • 250 g Yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 inch Ginger crushed
  • 4 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1.5 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • Salt


  1. The day before you want to cook the chicken, season the chicken thighs and legs generously with salt and let it sit out for 30 minutes in a large bowl.

  2. Stir 4 teaspoons fine sea salt into the buttermilk to dissolve. Place the chicken in the buttermilk and put into the fridge. 

  3. Take the chicken out from the fridge an hour before you plan to cook it. Preheat the oven to 220 C, with a rack set in the center position.

  4. Remove as much buttermilk as you can from the chicken and smoker over the marinade ingredients.

  5. Bake for 30 - 45 minutes until cooked though.