Best Chicken Marinade Recipes
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20 Easy Best Chicken Marinade Recipes

These easy best chicken marinade recipes will add delicious flavour and tenderness to your grilled and baked chicken dinners!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Marinating time20 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken breast, marinades
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 169kcal
Author: Taylor Stinson

Ingredients

Teriyaki marinade

  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp minced gingerroot

Honey mustard marinade

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup mustard

Balsamic marinade

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp each salt & pepper

Fajita marinade

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tbsp homemade fajita seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp each salt & pepper

BBQ marinade

  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce

Pesto

  • 1/2 cup jarred pesto

Garlic herb marinade

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine or lemon juice
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp each salt & pepper

Lemon rosemary marinade

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh or dried rosemary
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp each salt & pepper

Chicken

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F. Mix together chicken marinade of choice in a small bowl and pour over chicken in a Ziploc bag or small bowl. Marinate for 15-20 minutes.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or tin foil. If you'd like to do multiple marinades at a time, make dividers using your tin foil as shown in the video below.
  • For 6 oz breasts: bake 18-20 minutes. For 8 oz breasts: bake 20-22 minutes. For 10oz breasts: bake 25-28 minutes. Check that chicken is cooked through by slicing one of the breasts down the middle and meat thermometre reads 165 F.
  • Let chicken rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing or chopping. Store in glass containers for later or serve immediately with a side dish. Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 942mg | Potassium: 450mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.8mg