An easy chicken marinade that’s tangy and savory made with delicious spices and fresh ingredients. This one will keep you coming back for more.
Summer Grilling Series
Welcome back to another summer grilling post! If you’ve been following along, I’ve been sharing a great grilling recipe with you each week with all the summer flavors.
This one might be my favorite for chicken (I don’t know, I love Teriyaki too!).The blend of flavors is fantastic, and honestly quite hard to describe. I thought about calling it “secret sauce chicken” for that reason.
The best description I could come up with is “savory”. It’s exactly that. It has a combination of fresh herbs and ingredients along with some dried spices like smoked paprika that intensify the flavor. Just trust me, you’ve got to try this one.
It’s unique, and summery and just plain amazing. Perfect for a quick dinner, but also impressive to serve guests.
Easy Chicken Marinade
One of the reasons I love doing a bunch of marinades in the summer is because it gives me more time to enjoy the sunshine and the kids. It really only takes 5 or 10 minutes to put it together and then it just has to do it’s magic marinating in the fridge.
Grilling only takes 10-15 minutes or so and dinner is on the table. Serve it with a salad with lots of yummy fresh veggies and you’re good to go.
You can even make these marinades ahead, toss the meat in them and freeze them. I love having a freezer stocked with ready to go meals. Make sure you thaw them in the fridge before cooking.
Ready for this easy chicken marinade?
Savory Grilled Chicken
- 2-2 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
- 3 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp lemon juice fresh squeezed from 1/2 lemon
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tbsp seasoned salt
- 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
- 1 tbsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tbsp onion powder
- 2 tsp fresh thyme
Combine all ingredients except chicken in a small bowl and stir well.
Place the chicken in a shallow dish or zip lock bag and pour the marinade over top, making sure all chicken is covered well.
Marinade for at least 30 minutes and up to one day.
Preheat Grill to 400-500 degrees. Grill chicken for 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
To make ahead, place chicken in a ziplock bag. Make marinade and pour over chicken and coat well. Place in the freezer, laying it flat. Thaw in fridge before cooking.
**I typically slice chicken breasts in half lengthwise. This makes it go further and helps it to cook more evenly.
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