Homemade Italian Chicken Marinade

This is the best homemade Italian dressing chicken marinade you’ll find on the internet. It will leave your chicken juicy, tender, and flavorful.

Prep: 24 hoursCook: 0 minutesTotal: 24 hours
Fat 25 Carbs 3 Protein 28
Yield 4 1x


  • 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
  • salt, to taste
  • 11.5 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast


Marinade Instructions

  1. Place olive oil, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, water, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, garlic, parsley, and basil into a large container or gallon size bag. We like using a bag because it will cover all sides of the chicken.
  2. Whisk together to combine.
  3. Next, add boneless skinless chicken breast to the marinade and then remove as much air as possible from the bag and seal.
  4. Place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or overnight. For best results, we suggest marinating your chicken for a full 24 hours.

Baking Instructions

For baking instructions, check out our guide to baking chicken breast.

Tips & Notes

  • Nutrition information is for 1 lb. chicken breast.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 Calories: 255 Sugar: 0 Fat: 25 Carbohydrates: 3 Fiber: 0 Protein: 28
Author: Lee FunkeCategory: DinnerMethod: OvenCuisine: ItalianDiet: Gluten Free

Keywords: Italian chicken marinade

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