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Simple Marinade for Chicken

Course: Chicken, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken marinade healthy, simple chicken marinade for grilling, simple lemon marinade for chicken
Prep Time: 1 day
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 day 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 412 kcal
Author: Countryside Cravings

This simple marinade for chicken on the grill is so easy to make and filled with bold flavors that create the most ultimate juicy and tender chicken. Lemon, garlic, balsamic vinegar, so much more create this savory recipe.


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ 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 chicken breasts large


  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 Fahrenheit. Clean and oil the grates. Place chicken on grill and cook until you have and internal temperature of 165°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°F, then remove chicken from grill, loosely tent with foil and let rest for 5-10 minutes. Serve as desired.

Nutrition Facts
Simple Marinade for Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 412 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 145mg48%
Sodium 1149mg50%
Potassium 946mg27%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 49g98%
Vitamin A 78IU2%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.