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The Best Grilled Chicken Marinade recipe is the best for grilled chicken

The Best Chicken Marinade

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: serves 6
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: Dinner


The best chicken marinade ever!


  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 23 pounds trimmed chicken breasts


  1. In a bowl whisk together all the ingredients.
  2. Add chicken to a large zip-top bag. Pour the marinade over the chicken.
  3. Press out the extra air in the zip-top bag and seal. Squeeze the chicken in the bag, to make sure all chicken is covered in marinade.
  4. Place the bag in the refrigerator and allow to chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  5. When ready to grill chicken, remove the chicken from the refrigerator 15 minutes prior to cooking.
  6. Preheat the grill to high heat. Place chicken on the grill, discarding extra marinade. Lower grill temperature to medium and cook on each side 5-6 minutes, depending on the thickness, or until internal temperature is 165°F.
  7. Remove the chicken from the grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.


If you would like to bake the chicken: Preheat oven to 400°F. Place chicken in a large baking dish. Bake for 25 minutes, or until juices run clear and  internal temperature reaches 165°F.


NOTE – you can add add different spices into the mix to suit your own taste or dinner idea!


  • Serving Size: 1 piece chicken
  • Calories: 296
  • Sugar: 7.5 g
  • Sodium: 1749.2 mg
  • Fat: 10.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11 g
  • Protein: 37 g
  • Cholesterol: 116.5 mg

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