Simple Marinade for Chicken

  • This Simple Marinade for Chicken is super simple to make! It provides a lot of flavor to plain old boring chicken and is perfect for grilling season!

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    This Simple Marinade for Chicken is perfect for grilling season!! It

    Simple Marinade for Chicken

    Memorial weekend is coming up fast and this simple marinade for chicken needs to be on your menu!  It’s soooo easy and adds tons of flavor!!

    So tell me do you guys have any big plans for the weekend??  I hope your forecast will be a bright and sunny one so you can fire up the old grill.  I never know what the weather is going to be here and so far there is a lot of rain, bummer.   I haven’t really thought about food for the weekend, I know terrible right!  But I imagine I will be grilling something and having some sides like this old fashioned potato salad, creamy coleslaw, bacon baked beans, watermelon and to keep dessert simple this strawberry cheesecake fluff.

    This Simple Marinade for Chicken is perfect for your summer time bbqs. It's easy to prepare and adds tons of flavor!

    This chicken may also have to be on the menu because it’s just so good.  Plus, the leftovers are great on a salad.  So make some extra and you could have some meal prep done!!  It would also pair nicely with some brown rice and steamed veggies.  Hey, another meal prep bowl done!  See, I have you covered for the rest of the week!!  You’re welcome.

    If you don’t want to grill you could totally make this in a skillet on the stove.  I would just cut the chicken breast in half so it’s thinner and will cook quicker to minimize any burning.  You could also bake this in the oven set at 450 degrees F for about 15 minutes.  Just check your chicken with a meat thermometer and when you have a reading of about 165 degrees F it is done.

    This Simple Marinade for Chicken makes juicy and flavorful chicken! It's great for grilling season!

    Be sure no matter what method you choose to cook your chicken you let it rest after cooking it.  This is important because it will allow the juices to settle back into the meat instead of all over your plate.  We want juicy chicken not dry.

    So, I hope you have some big plans for this weekend and enjoy it with family and friends!!

    Simple Marinade for Chicken
    Prep Time
    1 d
    Cook Time
    20 mins
    Total Time
    1 d 20 mins
    Servings: 6 servings
    Author: Countryside Cravings
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
    • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
    • 1/4 cup honey
    • 1 large lemon juice and zest
    • 3 tablespoons dijon mustard
    • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
    • 6 cloves garlic minced
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 6 large chicken breasts
    1. In a large ziploc bag combine all the marinade ingredients. Be sure to zest your lemon first before squeezing out the juice. Add in the chicken and seal tightly. Marinate in the refrigerate for 4-24 hours.
    2. TO COOK: Preheat grill to 375 degrees F. Clean and oil the grates. Place chicken on grill and cook until you have and internal temperature of 165 degrees F. The cooking time will vary depending on the grill but this usually takes 15-20 minutes on my grill.
    3. When you have reached and internal temperature of 165 degrees F remove chicken from grill, loosely tent with foil and let rest for 5-10 minutes. Serve as desired.
    This Simple Marinade for Chicken is perfect for grilling season! It's super easy to make and adds tons of flavor!
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