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5 Flavorful marinade recipes for grilled chicken

Brandi is natural born food lover of anything from gourmet cheeses and wine down to plain baked breads. When not in the kitchen cooking, she loves to be outdoors, especially near the ocean. She puts her focus mainly on healthy organic ea...

Perfect chicken marinades to make your next BBQ taste even better

Nobody wants to eat a dry, tasteless piece of grilled chicken. Whip up one or all of these marinades and impress everyone you serve. Ideally, you want to give your chicken plenty of time to develop the flavors that they are marinating in. We suggest you prep and marinate the night before or at least several hours before you fire up the grill.

Zesty honey lime marinade recipe

Yields 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 limes, zested and juiced
  • 1/3 cup peanut oil or canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 cloves garlic, very finely minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 chicken breasts

Directions:

  1. In a bowl mix the lime juice and zest, oil, soy sauce, honey, pepper, garlic and season with salt and pepper. Mix well.
  2. Add the chicken breasts to a large zip-closed bag and pour the marinade over top. Close the top and toss the chicken. Marinate overnight or until ready to grill.

Simple balsamic marinade recipe

Yields 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 - 4 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 chicken breasts

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, mix the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, honey, brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic, onion powder and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add the chicken breasts to a large zip-closed bag and pour the marinade over top. Close the top and toss the chicken. Marinate overnight or until ready to grill.

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