Monday, July 16, 2012

Buttermilk and Herb Marinated Chicken

It sure has been hot lately!  With weather like this I usually try to grill out as much as possible.  I don't enjoy cooking in a hot kitchen on hot summer days.
Last night, I grilled chicken breasts marinated in buttermilk with rosemary.   I found this recipe on "Martha Stewart's" website.

I liked this recipe for two reasons.  First,  it was quite easy and quick to make and second, it was nice and light.
You start by marinating the  chicken breasts in buttermilk, rosemary, salt, and pepper. After the chicken is done marinating,  shake off the excess marinade and grill.  Dinner is ready:-)

The result was a moist and flavorful chicken breast with a hint of rosemary. A nice meal for  a summer day.

Buttermilk and Herb Marinated Chicken
From Martha Stewart
1 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon  coarse salt
1 teaspoon ground pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, (6 to 8 ounces each)
Vegetable oil for grates

1. In a large bowl, combine buttermilk, rosemary, salt, and pepper.  Add chicken to marinade, turning to coat.  Marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes (or refrigerate up to overnight).
Buttermilk Marinade

Chicken Marinating
2. Heat grill to medium; lightly oil grates.  Lift chicken from marinade, shaking off excess; discard marinade.  Grill until an instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part of chicken register 165 degrees F, 5 to 8 minutes per side.  Remove from grill.  Tent loosely with aluminum foil; let rest 5 minutes before serving.

Serves 4


  1. Oh, delicious! Definitely been great grill weather, not so great cooking weather :)

  2. Geri, This sounds like such a great marinade…I happen to have some buttermilk in my fridge right now! Looks great!