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Grilled Buttermilk Chicken w/ Salad

I am always looking for new recipes and last month my cousin emailed me the link to Grilled Buttermilk Chicken. I've had fried chicken soaked in buttermilk before, but this was a leaner idea.

It was very easy. Saturday morning I arranged the chicken in a shallow baking dish and marinaded them in the buttermilk mixture. I turned them occasionally until dinner time. Then Millard took care of the grilling. They turned out nice. I didn`t use as much garlic as was called for, but perhaps I could`ve.

Grilled Buttermilk Chicken

Serves 8
Hands-On Time: 10m Total Time: 1hr 50m


  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 8 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 6 pounds bone-in chicken pieces


  1. In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine the buttermilk, garlic, paprika, 1½ teaspoons salt, and ¾ teaspoon pepper.
  2. Divide the buttermilk mixture and chicken between 2 large resealable plastic bags. Let marinate in the refrigerator, turning the bags occasionally, for at least 1 hour and up to overnight.
  3. Heat grill to medium-low. Remove the chicken from the marinade (discard the marinade) and grill, covered, turning occasionally, until cooked through, 30 to 40 minutes.

We each made a salad to go along with our chicken. I`ve never had kiwi in a green salad before, but oh boy it was good. Christian got fancy and put a cherry on top of his. :)

Grilled Buttermilk Chicken recipe was taken from Real Simple.


  1. The chicken and the salad both look amazing. I never thought of putting kiwi in a green salad...will have to try it sometime.

  2. Oh it was delicious! The kiwi idea came about by chance. Opened the fridge and there they were... just as well to use them.


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