Rating: 4 stars
12 Ratings
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Buttermilk-Brined Grilled Chicken is soaked in a mixture of buttermilk, brown sugar, and hot sauce to ensure flavor and juiciness. Add this whole cut-up chicken to your menu at your next summer cookout.

Mary Allen Perry
Recipe by Southern Living June 2012

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Credit: Jennifer Davick; Food Styling: Amy Wilson

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hands-on:
20 mins
total:
1 day
Yield:
Makes 6 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk together first 6 ingredients in a large bowl until sugar is dissolved; stir in onion and next 2 ingredients.

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  • Place buttermilk mixture and chicken in a large zip-top plastic freezer bag; seal and chill 24 hours. Remove chicken from marinade, discarding marinade; pat chicken dry with paper towels.

  • Light 1 side of grill, heating to 300° to 350° (medium) heat. Place chicken, skin side up, over unlit side, and grill, covered with grill lid, 40 to 50 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in thickest portion registers 165°. Transfer chicken, skin side down, to lit side of grill, and grill 2 to 3 minutes or until skin is crispy. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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