Buttermilk Chicken

by Cate on August 21, 2004

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8 servings

8 skinned and boned chicken breasts (about 4 lbs) (I used thighs and drumsticks)
1-1/2 cups Buttermilk-Herb Salad Dressing (see recipe below)
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Place chicken in a Ziploc plastic freezer bag. Pour Buttermilk-Herb Salad Dressing evenly over chicken. Seal and chill ast least 2 hours or up to 8 hours. Remove chicken from marinade, discarding marinade. Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt and pepper. Grill, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat until done. Remove chicken from grill; cover with foil and let stand ten minutes before serving.

Buttermilk-Herb Salad Dressing

1-1/2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind (I skipped)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped (I used about 1/8 cup)

Whisk together all ingredients in a bowl until blended. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

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