Recipe of the Week: Meal Planning Mama’s Buttermilk Chicken

A huge welcome to our latest cook extraordinaire, Amber.  This gal is so good, she has her own blog called That’s a big name for a big site- one that is full of great recipes and help planning your meals.  Tell me that is not a gift from above.

Buttermilk Chicken

Chicken Drumstick, or Thighs, (kids love the drumstick!)
Buttermilk, about 1/2 a carton, enough to  have chicken swimming
5 whole garlic cloves ..squashed
1 tablespoon Cumin
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 large zip lock bag

Put chicken in the zip lock bag.
In a separate bowl, combine garlic, cumin, maple syrup, salt and pepper.
Pour mixture into bag, massage mixture into chicken until it is completely covered.
Place chicken in fridge to marinate, or an even more tender chicken leave overnight.
When you are ready to cook:
Preheat oven to 350F
Pan fry chicken, until lightly cooked, then put into a hot oven for 25 minutes, or until juices run clear.
Serve hot from the oven with a salad and some multigrain dinner rolls for a delicious dinner, or pack them up and have a picnic, this chicken is great cold as well!


I am a wife and a Mum to two beautiful girls who has a love for all things food.  Born out of necessity, I began meal planning to save time and money and realized just how much I actually loved doing it.  After months of emailing my recipes and plans to friends and family I thought I would enter the big bad world of blogging!  I’ve never looked back!

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About Shelagh Cummins

Shelagh Cummins is the founder, editor and Mum-in-chief at – an online community parenting resource & blog. She is also the Principal at, a boutique firm specializing in designing, developing and facilitating training for women in business.

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