Alder Planked Green Goddess Chicken

Alder Planked Green Goddess Chicken

Creamy and herbaceous, Green Goddess dressing is good on pretty much anything you put it on. Here it pulls double duty as a marinade and as a final dressing. 

Serves - 4

Time - 1 hour active time, plus ~6 hours to marinate

Tip - If you have extra dressing, it will keep well in your fridge for up to a week.


  • Alder Grilling Planks
  • 4 Chicken Breasts, boneless & skinless
  • 1½ cups Buttermilk or Plain Yogurt
  • 1 cup fresh Basil leaves
  • ¼ cup Chives
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 2 Green Onions
  • 1 Lime, zest and juice
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil


  1. In a blender, puree buttermilk, chives, garlic, green onions, lime zest and juice, salt, and pepper until smooth.
  2. Put the chicken breasts in a large ziplock bag or other sealable container and cover with about three quarters of the Green Goddess dressing, setting the rest aside for later. Refrigerate the chicken for at least 6 hours, or overnight.
  3. When ready to cook, preheat oven or grill to 400° F. 
  4. Soak Alder grilling plank in warm water for at least 15 minutes.
  5. Remove chicken from the marinade and lay it on the grilling planks, covering as much of the wood as possible. 
  6. Place the planks onto preheated grill and cook with the lid closed for 25-30 minutes, until chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165˚F. 
  7. Remove from grill and allow to rest for a few minutes before serving with the remaining sauce.  
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