Spicy Buttermilk Grilled Chicken

This buttermilk chicken recipe is so juicy and tender! I like to dip it in a spicy mayonnaise recipe that’s made with sriracha!

This spicy buttermilk grilled chicken is a quick grilled recipe that leaves chicken extra moist and juicy.

It’s my favorite time of year, y’all! Everything is fresh and new and, most importantly, vibrantly green.

I adore the colors outside right now! And so, even though I’m not a huge fan of dirt and bugs and nature, I’m doing my best to spend some time outdoors.

The best way to get me outside is to hand me a plate of meat that needs to be grilled. I’m a freak for grilled meat. It just feels like home to me.

I don’t make a ton of chicken breast recipes unless they’re grilled around these parts. We usually stick with my crockpot shredded chicken for use in other recipes or my favorite barbecue grilled chicken with Alabama white sauce.

This spicy buttermilk grilled chicken is a quick grilled recipe that leaves chicken extra moist and juicy.

Every now and then I like to liven things up, though. This buttermilk chicken is so tender and juicy! The buttermilk gets a little kick from a squirt or two of sriracha, so you know this meat is going to be good and flavorful! Who can resist sriracha??

I like to serve the chicken with a spicy mayo dipping sauce. It seriously ups the yum factor by 100o. <— Does that sentence even make sense?

I also use this chicken sliced up and stuffed inside sandwiches. I have a doozy of a sandwich recipe coming for you soon that uses this meat as the base. You guys are going to loooooove it. UPDATE – Chicken BLT Sandwiches!

In the meantime, go ahead and whip this easy chicken recipe up for dinner this week. You should probably double it, because the left over chicken can be used in so many ways! I love having extra chicken hanging out in the fridge for busy days.

This spicy buttermilk grilled chicken is a quick grilled recipe that leaves chicken extra moist and juicy.

Spicy Buttermilk Grilled Chicken

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Total Time 15 mins
Serves serves 4     adjust servings


  • 1 - 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, about 4 breasts
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Place the buttermilk, sriracha, and black pepper in a large shallow dish. Stir to combine.
  2. Add the chicken and flip to coat.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, preferably 4 hours.
  4. Heat a grill to medium heat and cook the chicken for 4-5 minutes per side or until cooked through.
  5. Serve immediately with a mixture of sriracha and mayo, if desired.


Disclaimer: The nutrition information presented below is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 chicken breast
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 197kcal Calories from fat 39
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 367mg 15%
Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 3g
Protein 34g

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

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g