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Grilled Beer and Buttermilk Chicken With Sriracha Glaze

The most tender, flavor-packed grilled chicken recipe you’ll find
Grilled Chicken

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Marinate the chicken in beer and buttermilk, and cook in a sweet and spicy glaze: Everybody will love this delicious grilled chicken recipe.

This recipe is courtesy of The Beeroness.


For the chicken

  • 2 Cups buttermilk
  • 12 Ounces IPA beer
  • 2 Teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 Teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 white onion, sliced
  • 2 Pounds chicken drumsticks and wings
  • Cilantro, finely chopped

For the glaze

  • 1/4 Cup sriracha
  • 1/3 Cup brown sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 Cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 Cup IPA beer
  • 2 Tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1/3 Cup mirin


For the chicken

In a large bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, beer, salt, smoked paprika, cayenne, cumin, and brown sugar. Add the onion and chicken. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours.

For the glaze

When you’re ready to grill the chicken, make the glaze. In a saucepan set over medium-high heat, whisk together all the glaze ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently, until thickened, about 8 minutes.

Remove the chicken from the marinade, and discard the remaining marinade.

Heat the grill. Place the chicken on the grill, brush with the glaze, and cook for about 2 minutes. Flip the chicken, and brush the other side with glaze. Continue to flip and brush with glaze every 4 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through, about 20-25 minutes. Transfer chicken to a serving platter and sprinkle with chopped cilantro.