Backyard Entertainment | 07/16/13

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Looking for a yummy backyard recipe to cook on the grill and enjoy by your Shasta pool?

Try out this Martha Stewart grilled buttermilk chicken recipe for a delicious dinner outside. With light seasoning and easy prep work, this is sure to be a family favorite for Arizona backyard living.


4 cups of buttermilk

15 garlic cloves

1 cup fresh rosemary or thyme

coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

3 whole chickens, cut into 8 pieces each (then halve breast on the diagonal)

safflower oil for brushing


Combine buttermilk, garlic, herbs, 2 tablespoons salt, and 2 teaspoons pepper.

Divide chicken between two baking dishes. Cover with marinade, turning to coat. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight, turning chicken occasionally. Remove chicken from refrigerator 30 minutes before grilling.

Heat grill to medium with direct and indirect heat zones. Brush grates with oil. Remove chicken from marinade, and pat dry with paper towels. Grill breast halves, thighs, and drumsticks, skin side down, over direct heat for 10 minutes. Flip, move to indirect heat, and grill, covered, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of thighs registers 165 degrees, 10 to 15 minutes. Grill wings over direct heat, flipping often, until cooked through, about 15 minutes.

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