This is seriously the best chicken marinade recipe! I have made this marinade a hundred times and it always makes a super flavorful, cut-it-with-a-fork tender chicken breast. You will love the flavor and it’s so easy and healthy too!
My third-born son is by far my pickiest eater. I used to make separate meals for my younger two boys because I knew that they wouldn’t eat what I was making for the rest of my family. I know, tsk tsk! Several months ago, I decided that I was sick and tired of making two different meals every might! So I decided to start making my younger two eat what we were all eating.
It was tough at first (lots of tears!) but after a few weeks, they sort of got in the groove of eating what we were all eating. I started to get to know what they liked and didn’t like and adjusted my recipes that way.
I found that my boys’ favorite protein was chicken. I have to admit that I’m really really picky about chicken. I don’t buy those cheaper value packs of chicken because I don’t like the way they taste and I always have to marinate my chicken breasts or I won’t like it. High maintenance, right?! 😉
I’ve tried many marinade recipes over the years but this chicken marinade recipe is one of my favorites. I love it because it uses simple ingredients I usually have on hand. It takes very little time to throw together, too. It’s clean eating, adds so much flavor, makes the chicken super tender and juicy and it’s healthy!
I put all the ingredients into a Ziplock bag and shake then add the chicken and marinate, usually overnight. The next day I throw it on the grill and the chicken comes out perfect every time!
I’ve also used this chicken marinade recipe to make meal plan dinners. What I do is cut the chicken into cubes before throwing into the marinade and then the next day, (or day of depending on how much time I have) I pour it all into a sheet pan and bake and then separate into containers with quinoa and veggies. This chicken marinade recipe is such a great way to eat chicken! I hope you’ll give it a try!
The Best Chicken Marinade Recipe!
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup lower-sodium soy sauce OR liquid aminos
- Juice from 1 lemon about 1/4 cup
- 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
- 2-3 cloves garlic finely minced
- 2-3 lbs. chicken breasts
- Combine all ingredients into a large storage bag. Shake to combine all ingredients. Add chicken and marinate in refrigerator for several hours, or overnight.
- Grill or bake your chicken until cooked through, 165ºF when inserted with meat thermometer. Enjoy!
Here are a couple side dishes that would pair perfectly with this chicken:
Smashed Potatoes aka Potatoes Fondantes
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Would this still taste good without the mustard?
Yeah this would taste okay without the mustard but so much better with it! 🙂
How long do you cook in the oven and on what temperature?
I usually grill it but if you bake it, I would cook it with the marinade in a sheet pan or baking dish covered in foil at 425 degrees F for about 25 minutes and then take the foil off for about 15 more minutes, until the internal temperature is 165 degrees. I hope this helps! Enjoy!
How much chicken can you marinade with this recipe?
About 2-3 pounds. I hope you try it and like it!
Can you make this in the crock pot?
I’m sure you could but I haven’t tried it! If you do, let me know how it turns out!