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savory easy grilled chicken marinade

Savory Grilled Chicken

An easy chicken marinade that's tangy and savory made with delicious spices and fresh ingredients.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinate 30 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 433kcal


  • 2-2 ½ lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice fresh squeezed from ½ lemon
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • ½ tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoon 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.


Calories: 433kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 1843mg | Potassium: 748mg | Vitamin A: 645IU | Vitamin C: 4.2mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1.3mg