Grilled Beer and Buttermilk Chicken with Sriracha Glaze

Beer & Buttermilk Grilled Chicken with Sriracha Glaze

The above picture is  pretty strong illustration of what I did nearly the entire weekend. Along with spicing up my beer wings, I also made a Sriracha butter for grilled corn. In other news,I ran out of Sriracha.

Maybe it’s the new grill that found it’s way into my backyard, or maybe it was eyeing this chicken recipe, or this one, but I really wasn’t able to think about anything but beering up some chicken and giving it a good grilled char.

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I’m also trying to figure out how to grill a pie, but more on that later.

Grilled Beer & Buttermilk Chicken with Sriracha Glaze


    For the Chicken:
  • 2 cups Buttermilk
  • 12 ounces IPA beer
  • 2 tsp kosher or sea salt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tbs brown sugar
  • 1 white onion, sliced
  • 2 lbs chicken drumsticks and wings
  • Cilantro, minced (optional)
  • For The Glaze:
  • ¼ cup Sriracha
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • ½ cup IPA beer
  • 2 tbs fish sauce
  • 1/3 cup mirin


  • In a large bowl whisk together the buttermilk, 12 ounces beer, salt, smoked paprika, cayenne, cumin, and brown sugar. Add the onions and chicken to the marinade. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours and up to 12.
  • Just prior to grilling, make the glaze. In a saucepan 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, discard marinade.
  • Place the chicken on a preheated grill, brush with glaze, cook for about 2 minutes, flip and brush with glaze. Continue to flip and brush with glaze every 2-4 minutes until chicken is cooked through, about 20-25 minutes (depending on the size of your chicken). Transfer chicken to a serving platter and sprinkle with cilantro.

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46 Responses to Grilled Beer and Buttermilk Chicken with Sriracha Glaze

  1. Tieghan June 26, 2013 at 2:49 am #

    This looks amazing!! So my kind of chicken!!

  2. Emily {Pink Tiger in the Kitchen} June 26, 2013 at 7:16 am #

    This is beyond perfect timing!! I’ve been trying to decide a way to grill some drumsticks for July 4th and this is definitely the winner winner chicken dinner, literally!!

  3. Bev @ Bev Cooks June 26, 2013 at 7:18 am #

    Ohhhhhhhh I cannot see.

  4. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe June 26, 2013 at 8:12 am #

    Yum! I’m working on a sriracha recipe today too. Can’t get enough of that stuff lately.

  5. meredith in sock monkey slippers June 26, 2013 at 8:48 am #

    good lord! these look amazing!

  6. Des @ Life's Ambrosia June 26, 2013 at 9:47 am #

    I’m getting on a plane. I’ll be there in a couple hours. You’ll make these and then I’ll head home. Sound OK?

  7. Mr. & Mrs. P June 26, 2013 at 11:49 am #

    These are mouthwatering and look at those sear marks!! Yum!! We are new followers to your blog. Looking forward to your post. Hope you check us out…

    • Jackie June 26, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

      Thank you so much!

  8. Cindy June 26, 2013 at 11:50 am #

    What is ½ cup IPA ???
    Can u use this recipe on Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts & Thighs?

    • Jackie June 26, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

      IPA is a hoppy, pale in color, beer. You can substitute a pale ale. Boneless, skinless chicken cook faster and dry out faster so you’ll have to watch cooking times. If I was going to use that cut I would probably cut into chunks, skewer and cook in a kabob fashion.

  9. DessertForTwo June 26, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

    Wow! Beer + sriracha?! Sounds like a winner!

  10. Happy Valley Chow June 26, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

    Wowzer I need those right now! They sound absolutely delicious. I will have to try them with my jar of homemade sriracha :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  11. Jen @ Savory Simple June 26, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

    Have I told you lately that I love you?

  12. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet June 26, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    You are my sriracha guru!!!

  13. naomi June 26, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    Can we please be neighbors!!!I love this recipe!

    • Jackie June 26, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

      Absolutely. You bring the cake, I’ll bring the beer (and chicken)

  14. Sara {Home is Where the Cookies Are} June 27, 2013 at 4:31 am #

    Umm, beer and sriracha?? You just named two of my husband’s favorite foods. I will be making these soon!!

  15. addie | culicurious June 27, 2013 at 5:02 am #

    Oh this looks soooooooo good, Jackie! I love grilled chicken! :)

  16. The Sriracha Cookbook June 27, 2013 at 8:08 am #

    Sriracha AND beer?!? Jackie… a girl after my own heart! ;)

    Can’t wait to see ya Tuesday at the The Veggie-Lover’s Sriracha Cookbook launch party!

    Viva la Sriracha,
    – Randy -

    • Jackie June 27, 2013 at 8:20 am #

      Wouldn’t miss it!

  17. Bree (Skinny Mommy) June 27, 2013 at 9:02 am #

    One word=dreamy!

  18. ashley - baker by nature June 27, 2013 at 9:26 am #

    I’d be lying if I didn’t say I’m crying a little on the inside right now… because I’m not eating this, of course! You’re on fire, girl!

  19. Jessie {Life As A Strawberry} June 27, 2013 at 11:23 am #

    Ummmm, I’m drooling. This looks ridiculously delicious. I also have a bottle of sriracha to use up before we move in August. So me and this chicken are basically meant to be. PS I’m in awe of those beautiful grill marks.

  20. Heidi @foodiecrush June 27, 2013 at 6:13 pm #

    Girl, you’re speaking my language. Beer & sriracha, can’t get better than that.

  21. Heidi @foodiecrush June 27, 2013 at 6:14 pm #

    And, which brand of grill did you get? Sounds new to you?

  22. *Just Fran* June 28, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    This is on the grill as I type. Can’t wait for Hubs to get home for dinner. The heat of the sriracha is perfect for the flavor of the glaze. Dinner is going to rock.

    • Jackie June 28, 2013 at 5:15 pm #

      Great! Let me know how it goes

  23. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious June 29, 2013 at 5:45 pm #

    You had me at Sriracha glaze man.

  24. Brent July 1, 2013 at 1:26 pm #

    Noticed I don’t have mirin. Can I leave it out or substitute with anything else?

    • Jackie July 1, 2013 at 2:31 pm #

      Mirin is pretty sweet, it’s like a sweet rice wine. The best substitute is to put 1 tbs white sugar in a 1/3 cup measuring cup and fill the rest with sake (or white wine).

  25. John H. July 2, 2013 at 8:54 am #

    Just made this last night and it was amazing! The buttermilk / IPA marinade is perfect. The sauce has the perfect amount of bite to it. My only complaint is I think there’s a bit too much fish sauce in there and it might over power some with sensitive palates.

    • Jackie July 2, 2013 at 9:20 am #

      Good to know, thanks for the feedback!

  26. Bill July 4, 2013 at 7:04 am #

    What a great looking plate of chicken! I love sriracha and the addition of buttermilk and beer is so creative! Love your photography too! Great blog!

  27. Meredith July 29, 2013 at 5:24 am #

    This recipe combines my husband’s two favorite things IPA and Siracha. We made this for dinner last night and it was outstanding. The chicken was nice and moist due to the buttermilk/IPA marinade. The glaze had such a great smokey flavor to it. My husband has requested to make this again!!! This was the second recipe I made from your blog and both have been a hit. Looking forward to exploring your blog, and making more recipes.

    • Jackie July 29, 2013 at 6:21 am #

      Thank you Meredith!

  28. Catherine September 1, 2013 at 9:02 pm #

    This is amazing! I made it this evening with wings and thighs. Stone IPA, honey and water instead of mirin, no buttermilk on hand so I used 2% with vinegar and 1/2 a yellow onion.

    This is hands down a keeper and a nice break from hot wings and a dry rub bbq recipe with less heat.

    You have to try this soon!

    Wow! I can’t stop thinking about it…it’s that good.

  29. Blue September 12, 2013 at 5:44 pm #


    Is it OK to keep the chicken marinating for 24 hours? I just put the chicken in the marinade but won’t be able to grill it until after work tomorrow.

    We love Siracha so this was an instant recipe we needed to try!


    • Jackie September 12, 2013 at 6:06 pm #

      I think so, just rinse it really well before you proceed.

  30. Dal October 8, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

    What is Sriracha? I am in Australia. Maybe it has a different name here???


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