Spicy Buttermilk Grilled Chicken

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Shirl J 831

The buttermilk is such a nice addition to marinades. It is a good way of tenderizing the meat and adds flavor.

Top Review by Lucky Ducky

I had some buttermilk left over from making pancakes, so looked for a recipe to try. Although the buttermilk made the chicken VERY tender and moist (even after grilling), this chicken did not have great flavour. I thought it would be spicier . . . it had nice colour, but not a lot of taste.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (3 1/2 lb) chicken, cut into 8 pcs and skin removed from all but the wings.


  1. In a ziplock bag, combine buttermilk, hot pepper sauce, paprika, and salt.
  2. Add chicken, turn once to coat.
  3. Seal bag, get out as much air as possible.
  4. Refrigerate chicken 1 hour, turn once.
  5. Prepare grill.
  6. Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade.
  7. Place chicken on medium heated grill, grill, turning occasionally, till juices run clear when thickest part of the chicken is pierced with the tip of a knife.

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