Easy Chicken Marinade for Grilling
Now that grilling season is in full swing, I wanted to share an easy chicken marinade for grilling; chances are, you might even have the ingredients in your pantry too! I have been making the chicken marinade for years and it has saved me a ton of money verses buying those pricey pre-made bottled varieties.
To make things even easier, I place my chicken in a freezer bag to marinate verses dirtying up a glass bowl and having my fridge take on the smells of garlic and spice. I love the easy clean-up and the fact that I can marinate ahead of time in a very convenient manner.
My husband is not the biggest chicken breast fan, but he will eat chicken that has been marinaded for a while. He really needs those flavorful juices to penetrate the meat to enjoy it. After it has marinaded for a while, he places the breasts on a charcoal grill for even more flavor and grills them for around 20 minutes or until clear juiced flow out freely.
- 2 lbs chicken breast
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of herbs de provence
- 1 teaspoon of sea salt
- 1 tablespoon of minced onion
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon of onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 3 cloves of garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon of fresh parsley
Place all the ingredients into a freezer bag and mix around.
Of course you could use this chicken marinade for drumsticks, thighs and wings. Just be sure to adjust the cooking times.