Best Ever Grilled Chicken Marinade

The weather has warmed up, the spring flowers are blooming and I am craving grilled foods!   I love using my grill when it’s nice outside and it’s a big plus to keep my kitchen clean while I cook. 😉  This marinade is so flavorful and it makes the meat very moist.  I recommend marinating the meat overnight in the refrigerator.   It is also a delicious way to prepare flank steak!  Enjoy~

Best Ever Grilled Chicken Marinade
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup soy sauce (can use coconut aminos or Bragg aminos as a sub)
  • freshly squeezed juice of two limes (about ⅓-1/2 cup)
  • 3 cloves of garlic, pressed
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp fresh black pepper
  • ½-1 tsp Tabasco sauce
  • 2-3 tbsp natural brown sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • 1 tsp Mrs. Dash table blend seasoning
  1. Whisk all ingredients together and add your meat
  2. Cover and soak overnight
  3. I use this for boneless and bone-in chicken breasts, flank steak and london broil
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  1. says

    Hi Amee,
    I can’t wait to try this Marinade, it looks great! Your presentation of the chicken is awesome, makes me hungry. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. says

    This sounds great! Thanks for linking up with Strut Your Stuff Saturday. We’re hoping you will join us again next week with more great ideas! – The Sisters

  3. says

    This sounds delish! What if I don’t buy Mrs. Dash, do you have any suggestions for the bare minimum of dry seasoning that would substitute?

  4. says

    @Six Sisters, I love Strut Your Stuff! Aims, the marinade will still be delicious without the Mrs. Dash. You can substitute with another all purpose seasoning blend (salt-free) if you wish, but it will still be full of flavor. :)

  5. says

    Used this last night for dinner. It was delicious. My husband even commented on it and said it was a keeper for sure. I was only able to marinade it for a few hours so I am looking forward to letting it soak up the flavors for a full 24 hrs. Thanks so much for sharing it on Pinterest!

  6. Anonymous says

    I’m using this marinade now. I just went and checked on it and after soaking for about 5 hours there was a for lack of a better word, gooeyness on top. Is that usual??

  7. says

    I’m not really sure about the gooeyness? The only thing that may cause that is the olive oil beginning to solidify in the fridge. That is normal and once you bring it to room temperature prior to grilling, it should be fine. Just give it a good stir. Hope you enjoy it!

  8. Anonymous says

    Had an unseasonably warm January evening last night and decided to grill these up. I was only able to let them marinate for about 4-5 hours and I used quite a bit less oil and Garlic Pepper instead of Mrs.Dash. But still–it was AMAZING. Super flavorful and very juicy (hubby seared it on the grill over high flame, then lowered the heat and let it slow cook). We ate this over a healthy salad – and overall felt very proud of ourselves for the delicious and light meal :) It was so good that we’re making it again tonight! Thanks for the recipe.

  9. Anonymous says

    I made this yesterday, marinated overnight, and my husband grilled it today. It was perfect! I made it go a long way (6 segmented chickens) by marinating in plastic bags and adding a 50% more soy sauce and double the garlic. Thank you for a great recipe.

  10. says

    So glad you loved the recipe!! Great idea with doubling the garlic and soy! They are the best flavor enhancers. I appreciate all of you that take the time to stop by and comment. xo~

  11. says

    Hello! I love this recipe and have been using it for awhile now. I would love to add it to a post on my new blog that I’m working on(’m making a list of my favorite Pinterest recipe finds, I will be sure to link back to your blog and give full credit. Would this be alright?

  12. Anonymous says

    Just had this for dinner and it was delicious. Didn’t have any real limes so used lime juice and was still excellent! Also, did not have Mrs Dash and subbed with All Purpose seasoning and it worked well! Thanks for the recipe, it’s a keeper.

  13. Anonymous says

    My favorite chicken marinade! I have been using it for a while and this weekend am using it at my sons bday party for chicken kabobs. Thank you for this awesome marinade recipe!

  14. says

    Doing in second time. In a week. Now overnight. I added less hot peppers. Even after the last raves it was little too hot (only to me). Maybe because I added ingredients of Mr Dash measured with my eye. Yes, trio soy sauce+lime+garlic nobody could beat out. Thanks Amee

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