Simply the best chicken marinade for any occasion. Works wonderfully on top of a salad.

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Whisk vinegar, soy sauce, olive oil, parsley, basil, oregano, garlic powder, and black pepper together in a bowl and pour into a resealable plastic bag. Add chicken, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator, at least 4 hours.

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  • Preheat grill for medium-low heat and lightly oil the grate. Drain and discard marinade.

  • Grill chicken on the preheated grill until no longer pink in the center, 4 to 5 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

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

233 calories; 13.6 g total fat; 65 mg cholesterol; 482 mg sodium. 2.4 g carbohydrates; 24.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2015
Grilled Chicken Marinade Haiku: "I LOVE grilled chicken will try any marinade. And this one was yum!" Even though I sample as many different recipes for marinating chicken I usually end up falling back on AR's "Pretty Chicken Marinade" but I liked this one almost as much. For not having to chop anything and for typically having these ingredients on hand it was easy and the end result chicken was flavorful w/o screaming "herbs!" or "soy sauce!" Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/30/2018
This was ok but I m astonished at the five star reviews. I found it bland. At least the leftovers will be easy to use since the flavor isn t very strong. I did change it a bit mostly to add a little more flavor after I tasted the marinade. I doubled the garlic and added a touch of onion powder. I didn t have parsley but I m not that fond of it so I did increase the basil and oregano slightly. I guess if you had strong tasting sides it would be a good mild addition. Read More
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191 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 152
  • 4 star values: 33
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2015
Grilled Chicken Marinade Haiku: "I LOVE grilled chicken will try any marinade. And this one was yum!" Even though I sample as many different recipes for marinating chicken I usually end up falling back on AR's "Pretty Chicken Marinade" but I liked this one almost as much. For not having to chop anything and for typically having these ingredients on hand it was easy and the end result chicken was flavorful w/o screaming "herbs!" or "soy sauce!" Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2015
Grilled Chicken Marinade Haiku: "I LOVE grilled chicken will try any marinade. And this one was yum!" Even though I sample as many different recipes for marinating chicken I usually end up falling back on AR's "Pretty Chicken Marinade" but I liked this one almost as much. For not having to chop anything and for typically having these ingredients on hand it was easy and the end result chicken was flavorful w/o screaming "herbs!" or "soy sauce!" Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2015
Yes nice recipe - exept I used wine instead of vinegar! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2015
Excellent! I had one chicken breast left over from our previous dinner so I grilled this one as written with the exception that I didn't slice the chicken. I'd think that had I thinly sliced the chicken and cooked it for that long on each side that it'd have been way overcooked. As it was this was wonderful! This time I cut the recipe to 1 serving but I almost wish I had a little more marinade that I could save off before adding the chicken so that I could drizzle it over some of the side dishes. I'll do that next time. You don't need to change a thing in the proportions of this recipe! Thanks Jennifer! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2016
This was delicious. I didn't have red wine vinegar so I used cider vinegar instead. I eyeballed the spices vice measuring them. This recipe seems like a very forgiving marinade. I used it on chicken and marinaded for approx 7 hrs. The chicken was tender and moist.I highly recommend this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2018
This is so delicious!! This is my first time cooking with red wine vinegar and I m not gonna lie I was nervous about using it after smelling it. But after mixing all of the ingredients together I could tell this was going to be good. I cut the recipe in half and marinated two thin sliced chicken breasts in a zip loc bag in the fridge for about 15 hours then I baked them at 400 F for about 20 minutes. The chicken is so soft and flavorful! I can t wait to try this on a steak too. Thank you so much for sharing! I ll definitely be using this a lot. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2018
Completely exceeded my expectations. I usually feel like marinades just burn off during cooking and you end up with bland chicken. Not this one! Great flavor after grilling and very juicy! I let it marinate for about 4.5 hours. Also I didn't have low sodium soy sauce so I used slightly less than called for of the regular stuff (just added a teensy bit more vinegar instead) and it wasn't too salty at all. Don't be put off by the soy sauce taste if you try the marinade when you first mix it up the finished product tastes wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2015
Doubled this recipe for 12 bone in thighs. Easy to measure into a jar then shake well to blend. I saved a small bit to drizzle over grill baskets of vegetables. Thank you Jennifer for a wonderful recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2017
I was looking for the recipe that was used at a resturant I used to work at. The chicken salad was delicious and sometimes us employees would put it with cheese between two tortillas! It was heaven!! The resturant recipe did also have paprika which was wonderful for the appeal of the appearance. And they also used some cayenne pepper and lemon pepper. I don't dare to say the amounts as then we were doing a 20 lb batch at a time. and obviously you have to be careful with the ratio of those last two ingredients. We would put a large steamer pan upside down over a mound of marinated chicken when cooking to seal in the flavor and the moisture! turned often and not overcooked. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2015
Wow what a great recipe. Made exactly as written. Allowed the chicken to marinate for about 6 hours before doing in the oven. LOL did over cook the breasts but I did find the centre was moist and full of flavour. Will be doing again. Thank you Jennifer for such a wonderful recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/30/2018
This was ok but I m astonished at the five star reviews. I found it bland. At least the leftovers will be easy to use since the flavor isn t very strong. I did change it a bit mostly to add a little more flavor after I tasted the marinade. I doubled the garlic and added a touch of onion powder. I didn t have parsley but I m not that fond of it so I did increase the basil and oregano slightly. I guess if you had strong tasting sides it would be a good mild addition. Read More
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