The chicken tasted like...... grilled chicken. I used bone-in/skin-on drumsticks and thighs -- did not notice any flavor nor extra juiciness.
Buttermilk-Brined Grilled Chicken
teamjones Posted: 06/12/12
DallasDeb Posted: 02/11/13
Not worth the price of the ingredients. Chicken was tender but beyond bland and i followed the recipe exactly. Very, very dissapointed since I am looking for a keeper recipe for brined or marinated chicken that I can use as my go to Grilled Chicken recipe. Marinating in a bottle of Italian dressing is way better than this hot mess of a dish.
Abuddfont Posted: 06/10/12
I found this brine to be incredibly easy and preserved alot of tenderness to the meat. I did boneless chicken breasts (made cutlets) and drumsticks. I only brined for 12 hrs and still found a nice flavor! Make sure you use buttermilk. If you dont have it, add 2 tsp of white vinegar to 2 cups of milk and let sit for 10 minutes. That way, you should have the rest of the ingredients on hand for dinner without having to go shopping!
boldimp Posted: 06/05/12
Excellent. Far from bland. I left out the garlic and lemon because I find those flavors too overpowering. The chicken was super juicy and the flavor sort of reminded me of bojangles chicken without being fried. Definitely a new favorite.
PaulaJager Posted: 07/05/12
Made for the 4th of July and made exactly as recipe suggested. Very tender and juicy. Not a strong flavor but very delicious. Made with the suggested sides and was very complimentary to it Company enjoyed very much.
marcumfam5 Posted: 06/02/12
I was excited about this recipe because my husband lost his sense of taste and smell from head trauma. Usually, because the use of some of the ingredients in this recipe are strong he may get glimpses of flavor. I followed the recipe exactly, but was not impressed with the outcome. It was bland even to me. I use Southern Living recipes a lot and this one just doesn't cut it.
RachelSmith Posted: 07/18/14
We thought this recipe was awesome. I did omit the garlic and lemon in the marinade, by mistake, but sprinkled some garlic powder over the chicken pieces before grilling. It's a new favorite for us.