Rating: 4.11 stars
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

This refreshing Italian-style marinade works great for grilled chicken!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
2 1/2 cups
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk the wine, lemon juice, olive oil, onion, garlic, whole peppercorns, crushed peppercorns, oregano, basil, thyme and salt together in a large bowl. Use mixture to marinate meat 2 to 24 hours before cooking.

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Editor's Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

28 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 1.6g; fat 0.7g; sodium 289.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2009
This is a very tasty marinade. I marinated boneless skinless chicken breasts for several hours and they were very tender and delicious. The only change I made was to use fresh herbs from my garden instead of dried making this a true Summer Italian marinade! I used the remainder of a bottle of cooking wine for this recipe but will be using a dry white wine in the future. Thanks for this recipe. I will definitely make this again and again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/14/2009
I used fresh herbs and marinated 3 boneless/skinless breasts for about 8 hours (20 serving as written made about half a ziploc gallon bag's worth of liquid); pan fried about 3 mins then baked about 10. Nothing to write home about kind of oily and not enough Zing. I honestly enjoy just a bottle of zesty italian dressing for marinade to this but I am glad I tried it and thank you for posting it! It would probably be great for picky eaters as it is somewhat bland. Read More
(3)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2009
This is a very tasty marinade. I marinated boneless skinless chicken breasts for several hours and they were very tender and delicious. The only change I made was to use fresh herbs from my garden instead of dried making this a true Summer Italian marinade! I used the remainder of a bottle of cooking wine for this recipe but will be using a dry white wine in the future. Thanks for this recipe. I will definitely make this again and again! Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
06/12/2012
4.5 stars. 1/2 star off due to cooking wine ingredient. Better to use an inexpensive dry white wine you'd actually drink. Also instead of basil I chose rosemary. Upped garlic to 1 tblsp & used 1 green onion. I would use fresh herbs when available but the dry worked also. I cut recipe in 1/2 using 1 C wine with 1/4C lemon juice and 2 tblsp olive oil but kept herbs at original recipe quantities (I didn't bother adding whole peppercorns). I only needed enough for 2 chicken breasts. The extra (unused) I marinaded a smaller cut sirloin steak in. Both times I did overnight marinading and find the flavor profile versitile for different meats. Well I liked it plenty with my few minor adjustments. Tasty without being overbearing. Of course you can adjust flavors to you liking - Thanks for the post! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/14/2009
I used fresh herbs and marinated 3 boneless/skinless breasts for about 8 hours (20 serving as written made about half a ziploc gallon bag's worth of liquid); pan fried about 3 mins then baked about 10. Nothing to write home about kind of oily and not enough Zing. I honestly enjoy just a bottle of zesty italian dressing for marinade to this but I am glad I tried it and thank you for posting it! It would probably be great for picky eaters as it is somewhat bland. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2010
Delicious! I used some leftover White Zin and marinated boneless breasts for about 8 hours then cooked them on the Forman Grill. I will definitely be making this again! Thanks for posting it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2019
Made this tonight for a couple of boneless skinless chicken breasts. I halved the recipe and it made too much for just 2 breasts so I marinated a pound of sliced mushrooms in part of it. I baked the chicken and sauteed the mushrooms over a pretty high heat. My husband and I liked the chicken but ironically the mushrooms tasted better than the chicken! Next time I'll at least double the garlic and the onion. I think those two will give it a much more rounded and deep flavor. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2016
I loved it! The chicken was very moist and tasty. Reminds me of a restaurant we use to go to many years ago. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2016
This was a great recipe. It allowed for a lot of modification and still had a terrific end result. I gave it four stars only because the recipe recommends cooking wine. Even a very inexpensive wine is better than cooking wine. If you are worried about waste because you don't drink wine consider this you are using more than half of the bottle in this recipe. This was a last minute Sunday night scramble for me. I didn't have any fresh herbs so I used all dried. I don't care for basil and thyme together so I switched the basil for rosemary. I did have fresh garlic and lemons. I only had two hours for the chicken to marinade so I pounded them 3/4 inch thick. I really had my doubts (because of all my changes not the recipe) but it was terrific. I can't wait to try it again with fresh herbs with a nice long marinade!! Thanks for sharing this recipe! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
08/13/2017
i think i must have the ratios off because i tried to use this on shrimp but it came out way too sour and we love sour! i used pinot grigio instead of cooking wine.. i also added the zest of the lemon i used for the juice.. so maybe that's the reason? i left out the whole black peppercorns but still felt this was overwhelmingly peppery and we're huge fans of pepper! i'm not sure what i did wrong since everyone else seemed to love this Read More