Secret Sauce Chicken


This is a recipe for chicken marinade with Italian dressing, soy sauce, and more that has been in my family for years.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 45 mins


  • 2 (8 ounce) bottles Italian dressing

  • ½ cup soy sauce

  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce

  • 10 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • cup brown sugar

  • 4 pounds bone-in chicken parts


  1. Mix Italian dressing, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, mustard, ginger, and brown sugar in a large container. Place chicken in the container and marinate in the refrigerator, 8 hours or overnight.

  2. Preheat the grill for high heat.

  3. Lightly oil grill grate. Discard marinade and place chicken on the grill. Cook until chicken juices run clear, about 30 minutes. Smaller parts will be done more quickly. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cook time, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

595 Calories
39g Fat
19g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 595
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 51%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 141mg 47%
Sodium 2031mg 88%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 497mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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