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6 Easy Chicken Marinade Recipes

Dry, tasteless chicken-no-more! Use one of these flavorful and healthy chicken marinades to infuse flavor into your chicken. You’ll never go back to plain, boring chicken again.

Prep: 12 hoursCook: 0 minutesTotal: 12 hours
Carbs 3 Protein 26
Yield 4-6 1x

Ingredients

Fajita

  • 11.5 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast*
  • 1/4 cup olive oil 
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice 
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 
  • 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika 
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper  
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro 

Lemon 

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup olive oil 
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard 
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill 
  • 1/2 tablespoon white rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

BBQ

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 olive oil 
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper 

Teriyaki

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger 
  • 1/2 teaspoon sriracha
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup 
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion 
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 

Italian

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 
  • 1 clove garlic, minced 
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil 

Balsamic

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup olive oil 
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil 

Instructions

  1. Choose a chicken marinade flavor and place all ingredients (minus the chicken breast) into a medium bowl and whisk to combine.
  2. Place chicken breast into a glass container or gallon-size bag. Then, pour the marinade on top of the chicken, making sure it is covered.
  3. Let chicken marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or for best results, overnight. 

Tips & Notes

  • Each of these chicken breast marinade recipes is enough marinade for 1 to 1.5 lbs. of boneless skinless chicken breast.
  • Nutrition information is for the lemon chicken marinade with 1.5 lbs. of chicken breast serving 6 people.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 Calories: 201 Sugar: 2 Carbohydrates: 3 Fiber: 0 Protein: 26
Author: Lee FunkeCategory: MarinadeMethod: No-BakeCuisine: American

Keywords: chicken breast marinade, chicken marinade