wooden cutting board with grilled chicken breasts piled on top
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Simple Chicken Marinade Recipe

This simple grilled chicken marinade is packed with flavor and incredibly easy to make! It's also the best chicken marinade to adjust to your favorite flavors and use in so many easy dinner recipes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Marinade Time8 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 278kcal
Author: The Endless Appetite


  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • 3 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 3/4 tsp. Pepper
  • 2-3 lbs Chicken Breasts boneless, skinless


  • In a large, resealable bag, combine all ingredients except for chicken. Mix well.
  • Add chicken and then reseal bag. Toss to evenly coat the chicken. Place in fridge and marinate overnight or for a minimum of 8 hours.
  • When it is time to grill, preheat the grill to medium to medium high heat. Lightly brush grill rack with olive oil so chicken doesn't stick.
  • Place chicken on grill and cook until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. About 5-6 minutes on each side depending on the thickness of your chicken.


Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 760mg | Potassium: 512mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg