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Favorite Chicken Marinade

Soooo…..if we have to be home, there might as well be beautiful weather! We have sure lucked out over here!

The warmer temps have inspired us to start grilling! I am sharing with you one of my favorite marinades for chicken on the grill. Warning, there are a lot of ingredients but I believe most of them are pantry staples!


First, what you will need:

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar or other vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice (or 2 fresh lemons or limes, I use whatever I have on hand. I bet an orange would be good too!)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 6 chicken breasts or 3.5 lb chicken

What to do with it all:

  • Mix the first 11 ingredients above together and then pour into a large ziplock bag
  • Reserve about 3/4 cup marinade to either baste the chicken or use as a sauce to pour over the finished chicken
  • Place the chicken in the ziplock bag and massage the marinade all over the chicken.
  • Place in refrigerator and marinate anywhere from 4-24 hours. It really doesn’t matter how long. I have done it for 4 hours and 24 hours. So good no matter what!
  • Preheat the grill to about medium high and grill the chicken approx 6 mins per side until cooked through.
  • Once done let the chicken rest for 5 mins with foil tented over it.
  • If you want to use the reserved marinade as a sauce put it in a small pot and bring to simmer for about 5 mins until reduced slightly.

ENJOY!!! I am sure you will be making this all summer long!!

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