Rosemary Buttermilk Chicken


A summertime chicken-grilling favorite of my family that I find myself making week after week.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 40 mins
1 chicken


  • 2 ½ cups buttermilk

  • 15 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika

  • kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 8 sprigs fresh rosemary

  • 1 (3 to 3 1/2 pound) whole chicken, quartered


  1. Mix buttermilk, garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl; stir to combine.

  2. Massage rosemary sprigs to release fragrant oils. Put rosemary in a large resealable plastic bag; pour in buttermilk mixture. Add chicken parts to the bag, seal carefully, and place in refrigerator. Marinate, turning the bag occasionally, 4 hours to overnight.

  3. Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

  4. Transfer chicken to a plate; discard marinade. Grill chicken until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, turning a few times, 20 to 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

336 Calories
17g Fat
8g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 336
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 104mg 35%
Sodium 261mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 154mg 12%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 429mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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