Buttermilk, Honey Dijon Grilled Chicken

Prep Time
Cook Time
8h 15m
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"To me, one of the best marinades for chicken. The chicken will be so tender and juicy, and this is so easy to prepare. I marinate my chicken overnight and it is equally as good with all cuts. Even though it has cayenne, don't think it is spicy - it has a very mild flavor. And, as for the amount of chicken; that is hard to say. I used 8 thighs, but you could use 8-10 thighs or wings and maybe 4 breasts. It really depends on the size. Also, you could do more boneless skinless breasts vs bone in and skin on breasts."

Original recipe yields 4-8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (300.9 g)
  • Calories 333
  • Total Fat - 11.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 213.1 mg
  • Sodium - 908.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 8.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.4 g
  • Sugars - 7.4 g
  • Protein - 45.8 g
  • Calcium - 104.7 mg
  • Iron - 2.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Marinade ... Add all the ingredients to a large ziplock bag or a baking dish/pan and mix well. The bag is the easiest way to go - just close the bag, shake and squeeze to cover all the chicken. But you can use a glass baking dish too - just make sure to mix well to cover all the chicken, then cover the entire dish with plastic wrap. I prefer to marinate mine over night, so in the morning I flip over the bag to make sure all the chicken is equally coated in the marinade. If using a dish, make sure to take it out of the refrigerate, stir it well and recover. I prefer 24 hours to get the best flavor, but at least 8 hours.

Step 2

Grill ... Remove the chicken from the marinade shaking off most of the marinade, season with salt and pepper and grill. Indoor grill pan, outdoor grill or you can even use a saute pan. Cook until golden brown on both sides. Obviously, each cut of chicken will take a different cooking times. If you aren't sure, use a meat thermometer. Grill on medium heat, so the chicken doesn't burn.

Step 3

Serve and ENJOY! ... Since I made mine on the grilled, some grilled squash and a salad is the perfect dinner.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



This is extra delicious chicken and one we will have again and again. The kids ate like little piggies!

review by:
(16 Oct 2014)


Love the flavor this chicken has. It is so yummy!

(23 Jul 2014)


This was a very delicious marinade! I marinated some breasts and legs chicken overnight. My husband likes lightly barbequed grilled chicken legs, and I like plain grilled breasts. The chicken was moist and very flavorable! Yum! DH said he could still taste the marinade through the Barbeque and thought it tasted excellent. We will be making this recipe again!! Thanks KC!!

review by:
(27 May 2013)


I made this exactly as posted, marinaded overnight, and the end result was moist & delicious! My new favorite for grilled chicken. Thanks, Kim!

review by:
(20 Jun 2012)


My son came over last night and I made this chicken to have along with some Warm Vinaigrette Potato Salad. It was such great chicken with just a little taste of spicy. I made it as written and wouldn't change a thing. Great chickie that I will enjoy again for sure! Thanks for sharing KC! Linda

(5 Apr 2012)