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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Buttermilk Brined Grilled Chicken with Spicy Mango Sauce

Hope everyone had a nice long Labor day weekend!  I know we did.  We didn't do much, but hey, sometimes those are actually the very best weekends!!

While the mango sauce part of this recipe might not look the greatest... it gave me visions of baby food actually... it tastes amazing.  Simple, sweet and spicy.  The perfect sauce in my book!  And the chicken?  Well, the chicken was brined (or marinated) in buttermilk... one of the top three best things to let chicken marinate in for the juiciest outcome (in my book also).  So of course, you are not going to be surprised when I say this chicken was DA-BOMB!!!

Buttermilk Brined Grilled Chicken with Spicy Mango Sauce
Adapted from Bobby Flay, Food Network
Printable Recipe 
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 Tablespoons hot sauce (I used Frank's)
1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
For the sauce -
1 very ripe Mango, peeled, pitted and chopped
1 Tablespoon Sriracha
1 1/2 teaspoon honey

Mix together the buttermilk, hot sauce and ancho chili powder.  Place the chicken in a resealable plastic bag or shallow dish and pour the marinade over it.  Seal or cover and place in refrigerator for at least 4 hours.

To make the sauce, place all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until smooth.  Remove half of the sauce and set aside for dipping.  The other half will be for basting while grilling.

Preheat grill to 375 degrees F.  Clean and oil grill grates.  Remove chicken from bag and discard marinade.  Place chicken directly over the fire and grill 7-10 minutes per side or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.  Baste with glaze at least once on each side while cooking. Remove and allow to rest for 5 minutes.  Serve with reserved sauce.  Enjoy!

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Angie Schneider said...

Looks really yum!
I have everything for the chicken, but need to get a mango to make sauce...maybe I should use peach instead?

Jenn S said...

I'm not a huge fan of peaches, but yes, Angie, those would work here too!!

Cranberry Morning said...

It looks really good to me! And peaches or mango or apricot all sound delicious. Wish you lived closer. lol

Pam said...

Brining the chicken is a great idea! The sauce sounds fabulous, like usual.

Mary Callan said...

Looks so succulent - love the mango sauce!
Mary x

Mary Bergfeld said...

I love the combination of sweet and hot in your sauce. I'll wager the chicken was delicious. Glad to hear you enjoyed the holiday weekend. Have a great day. Blessings...Marys

Big Dude said...

I'm thinking that yo must buy sriracha by the gallon jug.

Rebecca said...

I have been on a mango kick lately because Fresh Market just opened in our township and they have them on sale. I made this amazing mango sauce while the kids where in school today. The sauce was so good I had to put it away before I ate it with my fingers. My son loves to eat and LOVES to try new things so I decided to put a little sauce on his "before football triple decker sandwich". He loved it so much, he dipped the entire sandwich in the sauce AND his carrots!!! I was going to use the sauce for dinner tonight, but after I saw his tongue in the sauce bowl... I have decided on BBQ chicken instead :-)

Chris said...

I love buttermilk brined chicken, it makes it so juicy and has that slight tang to it.