Grilled Buttermilk Chicken

Grilled Buttermilk Chicken Saturated, seasoned buttermilk makes this chicken juicy and moist. The process has been simplified to make it quick and easy. It can be scaled to large groups (100+) easily. I often cook for a large church and this is one easy recipe for a group of 100 hungry college students!


Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 20 mins

    COOK : 10 mins

    TOTAL : 2 hrs

    SERVING : 16

    YIELD : 4 pounds

  • Whisk buttermilk, hot sauce, salt, red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, pepper, and sugar in a bowl until salt is dissolved.

  • Place chicken in a large stockpot. Add buttermilk mixture and toss until each chicken thigh is evenly coated.

  • Place chicken in resealable bags; squeeze the air out. Marinate in the refrigerator, 2 hours to overnight.

  • Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate. Grill chicken, turning occasionally, until grill marks form, about 5 minutes per side.

Per Serving: 193 calories; protein 19.3g; carbohydrates 1g; fat 11.9g; cholesterol 70.9mg; sodium 551.6mg. These chicken thighs can be pan fried as well. If you double or triple the recipe, do not triple the amount of salt; just add an extra teaspoon or two. Adjust red pepper flakes to your taste.