We're halfway through #BBQWeek and I hope you're enjoying it as much as I am! Today I'm sharing Grilled Buttermilk Chicken, a recipe I found on the Taste of Home website.
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I've always struggled making chicken on the grill that doesn't turn out dry or flavorless. I find I have the most success with recipes that are marinated first.
I like to do my marinating in zip top bags but you can do them in a bowl or shallow pan if you like. This one had buttermilk, whole cloves of garlic and fresh thyme. If you don't have fresh thyme you can definitely substitute dried.
I wish I could get beautiful grill marks like others can but I concentrate more on getting the chicken cooked through. I use an instant read probe thermometer and like to pull chicken at around 160 degrees and then let carryover cooking do the rest.
This chicken was awesome day one, I served it with yesterday's recipe, Pesto Pasta & Potatoes. The leftovers made great sandwiches, wraps and was excellent on top of a tossed salad. It'll definitely be going into the regular rotation!
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Grilled Buttermilk Chicken
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
- 4 fresh thyme sprigs
- 4 garlic cloves, halved
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 12 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (about 4-1/2 pounds)
- Place the buttermilk, thyme, garlic and salt in a large bowl or shallow dish. Add chicken and turn to coat. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight, turning occasionally.
- Drain chicken, discarding marinade. Grill, covered, over medium heat until a thermometer reads 165°, 5-7 minutes per side.
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I would absolutely make extra of this chicken to enjoy the next day too!ReplyDelete
I struggle with grilling chicken too. I need to try this. It looks so juicy!ReplyDelete
This chicken looks wonderful. Boneless, skinless breasts are tricky but I'm sure this marinade helped a lot.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a simple but flavorful chicken dishReplyDelete
This looks so tasty! We eat mostly chicken around here, so I can't wait to give your recipe a try!ReplyDelete
Love this! Chicken is such a healthy option for a BBQ!ReplyDelete
I prefer to marinate or brine chicken before grilling it too! Buttermilk is a great choice! I looks perfectly cooked!ReplyDelete
My thyme is coming back with a vengeance so I will be making this! YUMReplyDelete
I bet this chicken is so good! Tender and moist with that yummy buttermilk marinade.ReplyDelete
Milk and dairy is the best way to tenderize meat. There's a fun chemical reaction there that makes chicken so tender. I am trying buttermilk next time I grill some chicken breasts.ReplyDelete