Best easy chicken marinade

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This is the best easy chicken marinade -this easy marinade creates so much flavor and keeps the chicken tender!

Today I have a delicious easy grilled chicken marinade to share with you. It is my absolute favorite! We’ve been taking advantage of the beautiful weather this summer and grilling as much as we can, however I don’t plan on stopping this fall. The kids started school yesterday and the pool closes today, so I guess that means summer break is officially over. I’m still in denial, yet I’m starting to get REAL excited for fall. Ohio falls cannot be beat. I met up with a friend at the park yesterday morning and the cool breeze in the air made me so happy. It felt so nice!

I debated sharing this recipe now or waiting until next year, but if you’re anything like us, you’ll still be grilling a few more months so you’ll want to try this easy chicken marinade out!

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This is the best easy chicken marinade made with only a few ingredients! It creates so much flavor and keeps the chicken tender!

You only need a few simple ingredients for the repipe (find the printable one below).

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lite soy sauce (or low sodium)
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard

The flavors blend so well together creating a delicious flavor!

This is the best easy grilled chicken marinade. SO much flavor and keeps the chicken tender!

We love serving this grilled chicken with grilled or roasted vegetables. However we usually grill a few extra breasts so we have enough for leftovers. It also taste great over a big green salad. FYI this recipe is whole 30 and paleo approved. This is the best easy chicken marinade -this easy marinade creates so much flavor and keeps the chicken tender!

Best easy chicken marinade

Best easy chicken marinade

This is the best easy chicken marinade -this easy marinade creates so much flavor and keeps the chicken moist and tender!

Yield: 4 to 6 chicken breasts

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 45

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar or lite soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4-6 chicken breasts

Directions:

Thaw and trim chicken breasts. Pat down with paper towels and then place in a zip top bag. If the breasts are thick, I like to pound the chicken down with a rolling pin once they are in the bag. Then add the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, garlic salt and pepper. Squish the ingredients around until it is mixed well. Place in a bowl or pan and then into the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and up to the all day.

Preheat grill to medium high heat. Place chicken on the grill for 5 to 6 minutes per side (or until a thermometer reads 160° to 165°F and then center is no longer pink).

How to marinate chicken (a few tips)

  • Pat chicken dry with a paper towel before placing in marinade to allow it to absorb more flavor
  • Place the chicken and marinade ingredients in a zip top bag to save dishes. Squish a bit to mix and then refrigerate.
  • Place the bag in a pan or bowl to prevent leaking
  • To cook chicken, lift out of the bag with tongs and place directly on the grill (no need to wipe off marinade)
  • You can brush on any extra marinade within the first few minutes
  • Always cook chicken to at least 160°F but check as it gets close so you don’t overcook the chicken making it dry

The BEST chicken marinade made with only a few ingredients! Created the most flavorful and tender chicken. Whole 30 approved!

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. sherry posted on August 19, 2017 at 10:49 am (#
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    When I click on the seven layer dip this chicken recipe comes up..so where is the seven layer dip recipe?