Grilled Buttermilk Chicken Tenders

Grilled Buttermilk Chicken Tenders

This grilled buttermilk chicken tenders recipe is super easy to make and flavorful. I find it comes out best when you marinate the chicken for at least 4 hours. It’s a perfect recipe to make to prep in the morning before work, let it marinate all day, then toss it on the grill when you get home. Definitely an easy, tasty weeknight dinner on the grill.

Gather up your ingredients.

Ingredients for Grilled Buttermilk Chicken Tenders

In a small bowl, whisk together the marinade ingredients.

Add the chicken and marinade to a large baggie and refrigerate for 8 hours.

Buttermilk Marinade

Grill on medium for 3-4 minutes on each side, until cooked through.

Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes on a plate loosely covered with foil to allow the juices to distribute evenly. Enjoy!

If you enjoy these grilled buttermilk chicken tenders, you may also like Cuban grilled pork tenderloin, grilled fish tacos, and grilled chicken with balsamic fig dressing.


Grilled Buttermilk Chicken Tenders

Easy, flavorful buttermilk marinade makes for a juicy and delicious grilled chicken tenders dinner.

  • Author: Kathleen
  • Prep Time: 6 hours, 50 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 8 hours
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American



2 lbs. chicken tenders
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1-2 fresh sprigs of thyme


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, garlic, and salt.
  2. Add the marinade, chicken, and thyme to the baggie.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  4. Discard marinade and grill tenders for 3-4 minutes on each side, until  fully cooked.  

Keywords: Chicken, chicken tenders, grilling, buttermilk, marinade

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