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Our Favorite Grilled Chicken

Updated: Sep 18, 2023

This is the marinade recipe we use the most! I love to try new things, but I always have ingredients on hand to make this one, and it never disappoints! It just takes an afternoon in the marinade, and your chicken is juicy and flavorful! My youngest son requests it, and even grills the chicken for us..... it's so great when these kiddos get big enough to do some of the cooking too!


Our Favorite Grilled Chicken

Serves 6

1/3 cup vegetable oil

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

chicken breasts or tenderloins for up to 6 people

Combine all of the marinade ingredients (all but chicken) in a large mixing bowl or large resealable bag. Whisk or shake to mix. Add the chicken and move around to make sure the marinade is covering all the pieces. Seal the bag or cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3-8 hours. Preheat a grill. Grill the chicken for 6-7 minutes per side or until the chicken is done. Tent with foil and let the chicken rest for 5 minutes.


Step-by-step tutorial:

Gather your ingredients. The marinade is just a few simple ingredients including vegetable oil, lemon juice, soy sauce, garlic, dried oregano, and salt and pepper.

Mix your marinade ingredients in a large resealable bag or bowl. Add the chicken pieces and turn to coat. Seal and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, but up to 8.

After preheating your grill, cook chicken for approximately 6-7 minutes per side.

Grilling time depends on chicken piece sizes and temperature, but you'll want to get those awesome grill lines, yet keep the chicken juicy inside.

This grilled chicken packs a big punch for the amount of effort it takes. You are going to love the flavor!

You can serve it with rice, a baked potato, potato salad, corn on the cob, fruit, or anything that sounds good! It's a flavor that will work with just about any side. Enjoy!

Recipe Source: Recipe adapted from a recipe at Mel's Kitchen Cafe


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