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Juicy Chicken Breast Marinade

Rated as 4.25 out of 5 Stars

"This is a great basic chicken marinade recipe that will give you moist, delicious chicken breasts every time!"
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6 h 26 m servings 462
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Pound chicken breasts on a work surface to at least 1/2-inch thickness.
  2. 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.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  4. Remove chicken from the marinade and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade.
  5. 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®, 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

Per Serving: 462 calories; 39.3 3.7 24.1 65 57 Full nutrition

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Simple and delicious. My guests loved it. Will be a go-to. I sliced the garlic so I had nice pieces of it on the chicken. I ended up broiling them due to the weather; broiling on medium they too...

Juicy Chicken Breast Marinade Haiku: "Nice chicken flavor, wish I'd changed it *just* a bit, so easy to make." As w/ SLN's review, I had to grill mine much longer than directed, but chicken bre...

Made as written except that I sliced my chicken breast in half so that I could get more of the marinade throughout. I found that the chicken needed more than 3 minutes per side but other than th...