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Grilled Buttermilk Chicken with Tomato Cheese Mashed Potatoes

July 1, 2010

As an apology for being so absent from this site- but cooking a lot, so there’s a lot to come!- I am posting a

buttermilk grilled chicken

great 4th of July grilling recipe.  It’s buttermilk chicken that’s full of flavor,  but low in fat because the flavor comes from a marinade.  The marinade takes very little time, so you can start your mashed potatoes while the chicken sits, then grill it while you mash.  I recommend using either chicken cutlets, or cutting a chicken breast in half horizontally so you have thinner pieces of chicken.  They grill much faster and stay juicier because they don’t dry out waiting for the center to cook.  I served the chicken with some tomato cheese mashed potatoes (inspired by some I had in NYC) and garlic spinach, plus a few fresh grape tomatoes.  It was a filling meal and somehow felt fancy.  This recipe comes from Cheeky Kitchen and serves 4-8 (depending on how much chicken you want).


1 T garlic, minced

3 T Worcestershire sauce

2 T melted butter (I used 1 T olive oil)

¼ c buttermilk

4 chicken breasts, sliced in half horizontally

1 ½ T celery salt

1 t ground black pepper

1 t onion powder

1 t garlic powder

½ tsp smoked paprika

½ t ground yellow mustard

¼ t fresh minced dill


Mix the garlic, Worcestershire sauce, butter or oil and buttermilk in a small bowl.  Place chicken breast in a shallow baking dish and pour buttermilk marinade over the chicken, making sure it coats all sides.  Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl and sprinkle it over each side of the chicken.  Let chicken sit for 15-20 minutes while the grill heats.  Grill, turning once, until chicken is cooked through.

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  1. Haley permalink
    July 22, 2010 7:58 pm

    I made this last night, and even though my grill picked a most inopportune time to run out of propane, I just cooked the chicken in a pan on the stove, and it was delicious! The flavor was amazing, and the chicken was so juicy. I had leftover chicken on a salad for lunch today and it was just as good cold.

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