Grilled Buttermilk Chicken

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

Excellent grilled chicken. The buttermilk brine keeps it moist and tender....plan ahead, it needs to brine at least 4 hours. Adapted from a Sunset recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, mix buttermilk, shallots, garlic, salt, sugar, cumin and pepper.
  2. Rinse chicken parts and pat dry; trim off excess fat and submerge chicken into buttermilk brine; cover and chill for at least 4 hours or up to 1 day.
  3. Lift chicken from brine; discard the brine; wipe excess from chicken with paper towels.
  4. Grill chicken over medium coals or medium heat on a gas grill; close lid and cook, turning frequently, until browned on both sides and no longer pink at the bone, about 30-40 minutes depending on the size of your chicken pieces.


Most Helpful

This was very good; I'll use this recipe all the time for grilling chicken! I didn't have 4 hours so I'm anxious to try it again when I have more time to marinate; I'd love to marinate it overnight. I also didn't have any shallots; I just threw in a a tbl of minced dried onion.

HisPixie May 13, 2007

Made for ZaarTag. This was really simple and good. I put everything in a bag to marinate in the fridge before I went to work and then took it out and grilled it when I got home. Very good and flavorful! Thanks!

mariposa13 October 25, 2005

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