The BEST Chicken Marinade on The Grill

This easy, delicious grilled chicken marinade is so juicy and flavorful! You will want to add this chicken marinade recipe to your grilling game ASAP!

Grilled Chicken Marinade

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I love taking advantage of the warm summer weather by grilling (I’m sure you do too!). This is my all-time favorite way to cook chicken!

What do I need to make grilled chicken marinade?

The marinade is super-simple to make–no crazy ingredients, you should have everything you need to make this in your pantry already. Chicken on the grill can dry out quickly, but this chicken is juicy and packed with flavor.

Grilled chicken marinade - easy summer recipe

The Best Chicken Marinade on the Grill

Grilled Chicken Marinade Easy Recipe

Grilled Chicken Marinade

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

An easy, delicious grilled chicken marinade that is moist and amazing! You will want to add this grilled chicken recipe to your grilling game ASAP! 


  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1.5 cups vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons salt
  • 1 Tablespoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1.5 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons dried onion flakes
  • 4 chicken breasts


  1. Combine all ingredients and simmer over low heat. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  2. Place chicken in marinade and refrigerate at least 3 hours, but the longer the better. (Overnight works great!)
  3. Grill over medium heat, brushing occasionally with leftover marinade. Check temperature with meat thermometer; when breast reaches 165 degrees remove from grill and serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

How long do you let chicken marinade?

I would suggest a minimum of 4 hours for this chicken to fully marinade! The longer the better though! I like to let it set overnight if possible, so almost a full 24 hours! Seriously, the longer the better!

Grilled Chicken Marinade Easy Recipe

Can I still make this grilled chicken marinade if it’s not warm?

Yes!! If you happen to need to make this recipe and a grill is not available there are two other ways you can make it that are equally amazing (and pretty darn easy too!).

Chicken Marinade in the crockpot

After letting chicken marinade for at least 4 hours place chicken and marinade in crockpot on low for 6 hours. (If your chicken breasts are larger you may need to adjust the cooking time or cut them in half.)

Chicken Marinade in the oven

After letting chicken marinade for at least 4 hours place chicken and all or part of the marinade on a baking dish. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes.

This chicken is so incredibly versatile too! You can add it sliced on top of pasta or in a salad or in a wrap or eat it on a bun as a chicken sandwich to rival Chick-fil-A! I’m a bit of a weirdo and can totally just eat this cold out of the fridge as a snack!

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We have been enjoying our new outdoor space at our house! It’s a nice area to chill and grill!  Perfect for the grownups to watch the kids play in the yard, a nice spot to read a book, an al fresco breakfast spot, and it’s also becoming my summer workout spot!

What’s your favorite thing to grill in the summer?

We are also obsessed with these easy grilled burgers and this simple pesto grilled chicken!

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