Chicken Marinade For The Grill

Chicken Marinade For The Grill

Chicken Marinade For The Grill

Have you ever wondered how to elevate a simple chicken breast to restaurant-quality right from your backyard?

Finding the right chicken marinade for the grill has been my kitchen quest for years, and tonight, I’m confident I’ve finally perfected it.

The journey began with a basic desire to make my grilled chicken not just good, but mouthwatering.

Over time, by tweaking ingredients and perfecting methods, this marinade has become a staple at every grill party and family dinner.

This best chicken marinade for grilling transforms ordinary chicken into an outrageously savory and juicy meal that keeps everyone coming back for more.

What makes it so special? It’s the combination of flavorful spices and a hint of something extra that produces a grilled chicken so delicious, it rivals your favorite steak.

Plus, it’s incredibly easy to whip up, which means you can have a star-rated dinner any night of the week.

Whether you’re pairing it with grilled potatoes or just want a great piece of chicken, this healthy chicken marinade for the grill is the secret weapon that everyone loves—and now, I’m sharing it with you.

Enjoy that perfect, moist, and flavorful bite every time!


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Chicken Marinade For The Grill Recipe


  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar (or any other vinegar you like)
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • ⅛ cup lemon juice
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon or spicy brown mustard
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 6 chicken breasts (or about 3.5 lbs of chicken)


  1. In a big bowl, whisk together all the ingredients except the chicken. This creates your marinade. Scoop out half a cup of this marinade and keep it aside for later; you’ll use it for basting the chicken while it grills.
  2. Put the chicken in a large zip-lock bag and pour the rest of the marinade over it. Seal the bag tightly after squeezing out the air, then give it a gentle shake and a squeeze to make sure the chicken is well coated.
  3. Pop the chicken in the fridge. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes, though I find that 4 to 6 hours gives the best flavor. If you’re short on time, you can poke some holes in the chicken with a fork before marinating to help it soak up the flavors faster.

Grilling Your Chicken

  1. Heat your grill to medium-high and brush the grates lightly with oil.
  2. Take the chicken out of the marinade and let the extra drip off. Place the chicken on the grill and cook for about 5 to 6 minutes on each side, or until it’s fully cooked.
  3. While grilling, baste the chicken occasionally with the marinade you set aside earlier.
  4. Once the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F, take it off the grill. Cover it loosely with aluminum foil and let it rest for 5 minutes. This helps the juices settle back into the meat, making it extra tasty.

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