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grilled chicken breasts in white dish

Favorite Grilled Chicken Marinade Recipe

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: marinade for 4 chicken breasts 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: none
  • Cuisine: American


The best grilled chicken marinade recipe you've ever tasted is coming your way. It's easy to make, super flavorful, and keeps your chicken from drying out on the grill!


Units Scale
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic sauce


  1. Trim chicken breast and pound to 3/4" thickness.
  2. Add chicken and all marinade ingredients to a large plastic bag and seal well.
  3. Shake to mix and marinate in the refrigerator for 4-6 hours.
  4. Grease grille grates. Preheat grill to medium high heat.
  5. Grill until interior temperature reaches 165 degrees. Allow chicken to rest 5 minutes before serving.


  • nutritional information for the batch of the marinade as a whole, not including chicken
  • Before marinating, pound the chicken to an even 3/4 inch thickness so it cooks evenly.
  • Poke the chicken with a knife or fork numerous times before adding the marinade to help the marinade soak deeper into the meat.
  • As I mentioned above, flip or stir the chicken during the marinating process to make sure the marinade soaks all parts of the meat.
  • Keep the chicken refrigerated while marinating for food safety. Bacteria can spread quickly on chicken left at room temperature.
  • Grease the grill generously by pouring vegetable or canola oil on a paper towel and running it along the grate. This prevents sticking of the meat.
  • If you like you can double the marinade recipe and keep half set aside for basting the chicken as it cooks (do NOT baste with the marinade the chicken sat in.)
  • Do not skip letting the chicken rest after grilling to allow the juices to redistribute in the meat.

Keywords: chicken marinade

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