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This is a great basic chicken marinade recipe that will give you moist, delicious chicken breasts every time!

Recipe Summary

10 mins
6 mins
6 hrs 10 mins
6 hrs 26 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Pound chicken breasts on a work surface to at least 1/2-inch thickness.

  • Whisk safflower oil, lemon juice, garlic, and Italian seasoning 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 for 6 to 24 hours.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • Remove chicken from the marinade and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade.

  • Cook chicken on preheated grill until longer pink in the center, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a plate and let sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Cook's Notes:

You can choose any dried herb. I personally enjoy the taste of Italian seasoning because it's a delicious combination of many herbs.

Substitute olive oil for the safflower oil, if desired.

If using a George Foreman(R), grill the chicken for 3 minutes flat.

Editor's Note:

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

Nutrition Facts

462 calories; protein 24.1g; carbohydrates 3.7g; fat 39.3g; cholesterol 64.6mg; sodium 57.4mg. Full Nutrition