Best Ever Grilled Chicken Marinade

Best Ever Grilled Chicken Marinade - This marinade imparts the ultimate flavor experience and produces a juicy tender piece of grilled chicken. Be sure to add this to your 4th of July menu.

The best ever grilled chicken marinade recipe by far! For years we used Dale’s Steak Seasoning and then switched to Moore’s Original Marinade for the lower sodium content. I would mix those marinades with bottled Italian dressing and just go with it. Why not make a homemade version, right? Please don’t let the ingredient list frighten you away. I PROMISE this is the best marinade you will ever try and it’s super easy. It is 100 times better than any store-bought kind.

Best Ever Grilled Chicken Marinade

marinated chicken pieces cooking on the grill

This marinade imparts the ultimate flavor experience and produces a juicy tender piece of grilled chicken. We grill year round and this chicken was planned for our lunches. Every week I make a large salad to keep in the fridge. It’s lunch for me most days. But my husband has to be coaxed to eat salad on a regular basis. Well, this week he actually asked for salads with grilled chicken for his lunches. (We’ll see how long this lasts.)

chicken marinade mixed in a metal bowl

Just whisk the marinade ingredients together in a small bowl. Pour over the chicken and marinate for a minimum of 1 hour. We usually go for 3-4 hours. We also like cutting the chicken breasts into strips. This infuses more marinade flavor and allows for more grilled crispiness (my favorite part) on the chicken pieces.

chicken marinating in a zip top bag

Grill the chicken 3-6 minutes each side. This will depend on the thickness of the chicken. Do NOT overcook! No one likes dry chicken.

marinated chicken grilling on the grill

Serve and enjoy! This marinade also works great for pork too.

 

Best Ever Chicken Marinade

 

5 from 3 votes
Best Ever Grilled Chicken Marinade - This marinade imparts the ultimate flavor experience and produces a juicy tender piece of grilled chicken. Be sure to add this to your 4th of July menu.
Best Ever Grilled Chicken Marinade
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
17 mins
 
This is by far the best ever grilled chicken marinade recipe!
Servings: 4
Author: Don't Sweat The Recipe
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon molasses
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon dried oregano
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl whisk all the marinade ingredients together.
  2. Place the chicken in a zip bag or covered container, pour the marinade over and mix the marinade around to cover evenly.
  3. Marinate at least 1 hour but 2-4 hours is preferred.
  4. Preheat the grill to medium heat about 375-425 degrees F.
  5. Grill the chicken 3-6 minutes each side until cooked through. Chicken should be at 165 degrees F at its thickest part.
Recipe Notes

We use the low sodium soy sauce to give us control of the salt. We usually add 1 teaspoon of sea salt and it's perfect for us.
If you're not a thyme kind of person just omit.

Best Ever Grilled Chicken Marinade - This marinade imparts the ultimate flavor experience and produces a juicy tender piece of grilled chicken. Be sure to add this to your 4th of July menu.

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Comments

  1. Reply

    Meilleure recette de marinade au monde! Simple, rapide et des ingrédients toujours sous la main. Merci pour cette belle trouvaille.

    1. Reply

      Merci beaucoup, je suis content que vous l’ayez apprécié.. 🙂

  2. Reply

    I wanted to cook a boneless, skinless turkey breast for supper on a rainy day here and happened upon your recipe thru a Pinterest email. I thought well it’d be just as good on turkey and after marinating a few hours put the breast, marinade and all in the oven to bake. It was awesome and the marinade thickened down to a lovely, flavourful sauce for the turkey! Thanks for a great recipe.

    1. Reply

      Hey, Cathy! Great idea, we are going to have to try it soon! Thanks so much for coming by to tell us!!!

  3. Reply

    This is by far the best marinade recipe I’ve come across is a long time!! Absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing it!

    1. Reply

      Jennifer, we are so happy to hear you love the marinade! Thank you so much for coming by!

  4. Reply

    This marinade is my new go to for
    a fast, tasty, summer dinner. I’ve made it twice in the one week and the whole family loves it.

  5. Reply

    We had your grilled chicken recipe tonight. It was wonderful!!! The only things I changed: I used teriyaki sauce instead of soy sauce ( it’s what I had) and I also added crushed garlic. All 7 of us loved it!!!! Used chicken tenders, too, so it grilled quickly and had a lot of your yummy seasoning!!!

  6. Reply

    I’ve got to try this soon looks tempting.

  7. Reply

    Have you ever made this recipe in bulk to use more than once during a week? What do you think the shelf life would be?

    1. Reply

      We’ve never made this in bulk but I don’t see why it couldn’t live in your fridge for 5 days or so. Thanks for the good question. If anybody else wants to chime in with an opinion have at it.

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