Maple Buttermilk Grilled Chicken

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Everyone will love this sweet and savoury chicken. Mix it up by using a variety of white and dark meat so that they all get their favourite pieces. Be sure to cut chicken breasts in half crosswise, through the bone, to make them more similar in size to the thighs and drumsticks. For a fun garnish, cut a lime in half to grill alongside the chicken for the last 10 minutes.  

  • Portion size 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed hot pepper flakes
  • 20 bone-in skin-on chicken pieces (about 5-3/4 lb/2.5 kg)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Method

In large bowl, combine buttermilk, onions, garlic, pepper, cinnamon and hot pepper flakes. Add chicken, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Remove chicken from marinade, discarding marinade. Sprinkle with salt. Place on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning occasionally, until digital rapid-read thermometer inserted into thickest part reads 165°F (74°C), about 35 minutes.

Grill, brushing with maple syrup, until glossy and coated, about 5 minutes.

Nutritional facts Per each of 12 servings: about

  • Fibre trace
  • Sodium 149 mg
  • Sugars 5 g
  • Protein 10 g
  • Calories 113.0
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Potassium 157 mg
  • Cholesterol 34 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 6 g

%RDI

  • Iron 2.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 2.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 3.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 2.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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