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Buttermilk Ranch Chicken

Sometimes you need a little something to pep up plain grilled chicken breast, and this zesty Southern marinade is just the trick. Made with buttermilk, ranch mix, garlic and lemon, it adds tang and zip. Serve with a side of steamed veggies and you have a balanced, light dinner.

Serves 4
Ready in 20 mins
Prep time 10 mins
Cooking time 10 mins
350 calories per serving


> 4 ( 6 oz.) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
> 3/4 cup lowfat buttermilk
> 4 clove garlic, minced
> 1 Tbsp grated lemon zest
> 4 tsp dry ranch dip mix


Place chicken in a large resealable plastic bag. In a small bowl combine buttermilk, garlic and lemon zest. Pour over chicken; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
Coat grill rack with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat grill to medium-high (350°F- 400°F). Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with ranch mix.
Place chicken on grill. Grill, covered, 5 minutes per side or until an instant-read thermometer registers 165°F. Remove chicken from grill, and serve.

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