A marinade guaranteed to make your chicken breasts tender and juicy! This one has a little bit of everything in just the right proportions.
A marinade guaranteed to make your chicken breasts tender and juicy! This one has a little bit of everything in just the right proportions.
Excellent marinade! One of our favorites from this site! Don't be freaked out by the long list of ingredients -- most of them ARE in your pantry! I halved the marinade recipe for 4 medium-sized chicken breasts, and used bottled lemon and lime juices. Tender, juicy and flavorful chicken.Read More
It was okay. Nothing special or amazing. I might have enjoyed it more if I hadn't already tried the marinade for "Unbelievable Chicken" on this site. I just would never make this again over the "Unbelievable Chicken". The kids liked this recipe, but both said they prefer the "unbelievable chicken" a lot more that this one.Read More
Excellent marinade! One of our favorites from this site! Don't be freaked out by the long list of ingredients -- most of them ARE in your pantry! I halved the marinade recipe for 4 medium-sized chicken breasts, and used bottled lemon and lime juices. Tender, juicy and flavorful chicken.
Great marinade! I left this on overnight and the chicken came out very moist. The flavors really came through. Not overly sweet or spicy, just right. I pounded the chicken down to 1/2 inch thick. I used olive oil vs. veg. oil. I used low sodium soy sauce and dijon in place of ground mustard. I was a little leary of so much lemon pepper, but it was delicious!
A HUGE hit at our cookout!!! I didn't change a thing, the meat was so moist and full of flavor, yet not over powering. I got so many compliments. It was worth mixing all of the ingredients, and what a wonderful aroma!
You've got a winner here Ray! Surprisingly, didn't have any brown sugar in the house, so I used white and threw in some molasses. Ditched the rosemary, used marsala wine, as I didn't have the sherry on hand. I cubed the chicken breasts, and after marinating I skewered them and cooked them right on top of my stove on my grill pan. Flavors were wonderful and the chicken carmarized beautifully. Served this with grilled yellow and green squash. Family loved this Ray and thanks!
My husband and 4 kids loved this chicken. A good marinade (3hrs ziploc bag) for cheap chicken legs. I used red wine vinegar instead of sherry. We cooked them in the oven for 45min, then BBQ them for 20min.Very tender! Thanks for the recipe.
It was okay. Nothing special or amazing. I might have enjoyed it more if I hadn't already tried the marinade for "Unbelievable Chicken" on this site. I just would never make this again over the "Unbelievable Chicken". The kids liked this recipe, but both said they prefer the "unbelievable chicken" a lot more that this one.
We weren't real crazy about this chicken; we could taste the vinegar and soy sauce fairly strongly. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Ray.
PERFECT!! I substituted the distilled vinegar for pure white vinegar (couldn't find distilled)...marinated it over night and EVERYONE at my dinner party LOVED it! I had many requests for the recipe!
Excellent recipe! The whole family - including my little kids loved it! At first I was nervous using a whole list of tart ingredients in the marinade (soy sauce, lemon and lime juice, vinegar, mustard and sherry) but in the end - they came out so moist and delicious. I used olive oil instead of vegetable oil and used only 3 tbsp. of that. I made them into skewers and marinated it for a few hours. *TIP* I added about 1 tbsp. of corn starch to the marinade. The marinade that was still on the skewers when I grilled it thickened up a bit and helped to retain the extra moisture in the chicken!
Delicious! Marinated about 90 mins and it was PERFECT!
Very good! Lots of flavors in there. I cooked mine on the stovetop. I browned the chicken in olive oil & garlic, added your sauce & simmered it til it was thickened. It turned out great. Oh, and I used fresh rosemary, which worked really well.
This was good but a little too sweet. I pounded the breasts and used prepared honey mustard instead of honey and mustard. Ours were that moist like I was expecting from the other reviews. I liked the rosemary flavor so that is why it is getting a 4* rating. Think this would be good on a salad. There is another marinated grilled chicken recipe that I liked much better.
i hesitated trying yet another "super moist grilled chicken breast" recipe. however, i had all the ingredients except the sherry. i thought don't waste money on sherry that you will use only once but i bought it anyway (turned out to be quite inexpensive). well.....this HAS GOT TO BE THE BEST grilled chicken recipe i've ever tried!!!!! i've never had grilled chicken breast that is so moist and tender!!!!!!! the sherry will be sure to get used up and this will become a regular in our house!!!!!!! i did marinate it overnight and didn't grill until about 4 the next day, so perhaps the longer it marinates the jucier and more tender it gets. thanks!!!!!!!
I didnt have sherry so I used beer. Marinaded it for over 24 hours.. Placed on grill using the marinade as a sauce, brushing on chicken often. The flavor was beautiful and by far the moistest chicken recipe I have found on here. This is a keeper. Will make again
I marinated and injected the marinade and it was terrific!! Thanks for sharing.
Juicy and perfect!
I love this chicken! So full of flavor and chicken was so tender!
This is my favorite way to make chicken. The sauce reminds me of a honey bourbon chicken breast dinner I used to get at a local restaurant. Love this recipe!
Nice alternative to our usual (lightly spicy) grilled chicken. The flavor of the soy and brown sugar were prominent, but not overpowering. Paired with a fresh Caesar salad and corn on the cob. Will use recipe again, even for company. Thanks for sharin, Ray!
We really enjoyed this recipe....Even my picky husband liked it! I didn't have 8 hours to marinate the chicken so I cut them into strips and put them on skewers and marinated them for about 3 hours. Very flavorful and moist! Even had them in wraps the next night!!
Marinated over night didn,t smell great but, when it was cooking it smelt great an tasted even better.
Great marinade! Left out the wine and lemon pepper. Will make this one again. Thanks Ray!
Excellent recipe! Even my child who would rather never eat meat loved it!
Very flavorful chicken. I boiled the marinade and then thickened it with a cornstarch slurry. Do yourself a favor, and don't throw away the marinade; it makes a nice sauce. Will definitely be making again.
best marinade ever! thanks Ray used this & grilled up chicken breasts. I chop the meat & freeze it for salad use later in the week. Tasted super every time.
Outstanding--juicy and flavorful
SOOOO GOOOD! VERY tasty. I didn't know grilled chicken breast could taste this good. I substituted the ground mustard for dijon mustard. And sherry for orange juice. My husband asked who "Ray" was - I said "I don't know", but THANK YOU RAY!
We made this chicken last night. We added a little basil and used prepared brown mustard insted of the ground mustard. It was so good. We'll mske this often.
This was very tasty, with a lot of ingredients in the marinade, but this resulted in the complex flavours. I did leave out the lemon pepper and used marsala instead of sherry, very good.
Both my husband and I agreed that this marinade was okay, but just didn't sit right on our taste buds. I think maybe there was just too many different flavors in this and didn't mesh well together. Chicken was nice and tender.
Great chicken marinade!! Used it on chicken breasts and then made a grilled chicken wrap. It didn't need any dressing/sauces just added some lettuce, shredded carrots and onions...simply delicious! None of the flavors were overwhelming, they just somehow work perfectly together. I wouldn't change a thing. Going to use the left overs for quesadillas tonight. Thank you for the recipe.
Pretty good. I substituted the 1/4 c sherry for 1 1/2 tsp vinegar and chicken broth. Got lots of compliments. I also added more garlic. Yum!
Yum! I actually forgot the honey, and it still turned out delicious. I basted with the remaining marinade twice.
the chicken was very good, added alittle bit of different things to it then what it called for. It had alot of different burst of flavor
Absolutely a "go to" now for my family. Great with grilled chicken or pork.
Nice marinade, but a bit time consuming. I used white cooking wine rather than sherry because that's what I had. The chicken was nice and juicy and was enjoyed by all!
Simple, moist and the most delicious marinade we've ever tried! We have made it time and again and we are always surprised on how great it is!
I made this for my picky boyfriend this past Sunday...OMG!! One of two chicken recipies that have been the best in my life!!! Fantastic and not overwhelming.
This is straight awesome. Ive made it several times - its a staple with me now. Thanks Ray!
It was pretty good, but for all the ingredients put into it, the taste was just not there. Vinegar taste was about all. Meat was juicy, but not sure if it was my Weber grill or the marinade. Will look for another recipe.
Really good recipe! I used all Lemon Juice because I did not have Lime. I also substituted the Sherry with Red Wine Vinegar.
Awesome! Got rave reviews from my 4th of July party. I made way too much so I used leftovers with Chicken and Biscuit Casserole. Yummy. My fam really liked the chicken cold too.
Mmmmm... That was dern tasty! Definitely a keeper. The flavor was really great, and not overpowering, but definitely there in every bite. Thank you Ray!!
This was so easy and so very good. All of my family loved it.
The only change I made to this was to sub olive oil for the vegetable oil. The result was a wonderfully flavorful, sweet grilled chicken. The brown sugar does add sweetness so if that is not what you are looking for I would cut that down the amount a bit. We loved it and I'm sure I'll use this recipe many times over the summer.
Wow. It was very tasty. I cut the recipe in half and marinated the chicken for only 2 hours. I was a little leery of including the rosemary (since it's not a preferred herb of mine) but it ended up being very mild, combining well with the other flavors and complimenting the otherwise teriyaki taste. I'm only rating it a four because it didn't knock my socks off, but it was really good and I plan on making it again.
My family really liked this one!!
This recipe is a phenomenal success at our house. My husband, a dyed-in-the-wool beefeater, proclaimed, "You can make this chicken anytime. It's as good as any steak I've ever eaten". Thanks, Ray!
This was fantastic. I had last minute company tonight and couldn't figure out what to make. My boyfriend asked for grilled chicken, so I defrosted a few breasts and whipped this up. I could only marinate for like half an hour, but it turned out phenomenal. My boyfriend's brother actually asked what was in the marinade. :D
Mmmmm! This was very easy and very good!
This was great marinade for chicken. The chicken stayed moist off the grill and even my husband who doesn't care for chicken enjoyed this recipe. I will definitely use it again.
Fantastic marinade for boneless chicken! I marinaded several extra breasts and will use them for lunch in salads. I added both lemon and lime zest and fresh ground pepper instead of lemon pepper but followed the rest of the recipie as written. Loved it!!!
My kids didnt care for it.My husband said it was okay.
Great recipe for moist, grilled chicken. Thanks Ray!
I love this recipe and have used it twice since Memorial Day. I think that the flavor is complex but not overdone.
Great! We only marinated for about an hour and it was still delightful!! I can't wait to try this after marinating longer!
Awesome marinade! I made exactly according to the recipe, and cut up the chicken breasts and put on skewers. Whole family, including a 2 and 5 year old, ate it up and declared it a keeper.
Yum! My family of eight really enjoyed these. (Of course I had to double the recipie). Very good flavor and tender.
Excellent .....halved the recipe .....and marinated for 24 hours. I subbed white wine for the sherry since I had none. Very flavorful. Thanks!
Wonderful! Used red wine vinegar. Put all in ziplock bag in refrigerator for a few hours. My son was home for the weekend and raved about the taste. This is a keeper!
Very good, not too sweet at all. The ckicken was nice and moist. This is a keeper!
This was fantastic! Only minor changes I made were to use olive oil(that's all we use), and to halve to garlic. My boyfriend said it was the best chicken he has ever had!!I look forward to making this again. Thank you!
Not a WOW, but very good. I prefer much less sugar, so I didn't use the honey and only used 1/2 the sugar but next time I will take out the sugar completely. I also didn't have sherry, but next time I will add that too. I think it will add to the flavor. Everyone liked this recipe.
awesome marinade and it isn't too fussy about the amounts. We used this on chicken breasts, left it for 3 days and then breaded and deep fried them, great for juicy chicken.
Moist and deliscious! Very flavorfull!
This was one of the best marinades I have ever had! The chicken turned out beautifully. I followed the recipe to the T, except that I did not have any sherry, so I substituted a little red wine vinegar. I used fresh rosemary and probably a little more than a teaspoon. For cooking, I baked the chicken in a 350 degree pre-heated oven for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, I started boiling the rest of the marinade, and added a little corn starch for thickening. Then, I put the chicken on the grill on medium-high heat for another 10 minutes, and basted the chicken with the thickened marinade sauce. Served with some brown rice and sauteed chard - this chicken was delicious and I will definitely be using this recipe again!!
This is a hit! We liked it better than using Italian dressing to marinate.
Wow! We really enjoyed this. The bone-in chicken pieces marinated overnight. I left out the sherry, I didn't have any and hubs isn't a rosemary fan, so I used basil. Loved it and will definitely become a "go-to" marinade this summer. Thanks, Ray!
Great combination of flavours. It really seemed to "infuse" the chicken will juicyness. Yum!! :)
I baked my chicken for 50 minutes at 400 F. The chicken was great and the drippings made fantastic gravy. Thank you Ray, when the snow melts I will try the grilled version.
This is the best marinade I've made in years! I'm going to try it on other meats as well. I've made this twice and my chicken got rave reviews. Thanks Ray!
Great recipe! But i accidentally omitted the brown sugar and used sherry instead of the red wine vinegar. You would not believe how flavorful (albeit more savory) this marinade became!
Good grill recipe. Quick, economic, and tasty. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was the seemingly "heavy" flavor of lemon pepper in comparison with some of the other flavors. Next time, I'll back it down to about 1 tablespoon and this will be a winner!
Yum!!! As others recommended, I doubled the sauce (but didn’t double the sugar). I dumped all the sauce over the chicken and baked. So delicious!
I made this for a family dinner and was disappointed, given the rave reviews. One of our group of seven disliked and the others were unenthusiastic. It does make for juicy and tender chicken, but I wouldn't make it again.
We had a family cookout this past weekend and I decided to use this marinade on the chicken. I didn't have sherry so I used apple juice instead. It was excellent and everyone raved about it. Thanks for sharing -- this one's a keeper and will definitely use again!
We tried this last night and it is fantastic! I would not change a thing. That was by the far the moistest chicken we have EVER had on the grill! My husband raved about it!
Great marinade. I didn't put as much soy sauce in as it called for cause I was worried it would give it a funny tast. Everyone loved it though so it is a keeper.
It is the best marinade I have ever tried. I let the chicken into the mixture for about 7 hours and you could feel the meat so soft. After I grilled it it was amazing. I didn't have sherry so I replaced it with white wine. I also left out the lemon pepper. Another change I made was to cut chicken breast in 3 slices each. I grilled it for few minutes and I put it into the oven for 10 more minutes and brushed it with the marinade. It was too good to waste it. Atvthe end it came out great. I served it with backed new potatoes and terriyaki sauce. Children loved it!
Completely fabulous, our chicken was moist and so full of flavor , don't change a thing
Ended up marinading my chicken for almost 2 days. Mixed up the marinade and added some frozen chicken. I put it in a big zip lock and stuck in the fridge. Didnt get a chance to grill it until 2 nights later. It was good but nothing spectacular. I followed the recipe to a tee. My hunt continues for a really great marinade...
I was looking for something with fast prep time, so I didn't marinade. I've found that if I tenderize chicken breasts (with the tenderizing tool that pokes holes through the meat), and bake it in the marinade, marinating is less necessary, or even not necessary. It wasn't with this one. I threw the marinade together, poured it over the tenderized chicken, and baked it at 375 for 45 minutes. Excellent flavor - and I'm a bit of a flavor addict. Nothing was overpowering, just a good, flavorful blend. Thank you!
DElicious. Cooked under the broiler and it was perfect. Great recipe.
It did seem heavy on the vinegar as one reader said, but the chicken got rave reviews from the people I served it to. I added freshly chopped parsley and omited the salt as I was marinating overnight. The chicken had a dry texture I thought, but I didn't grill it so maybe it was just overcooked?
Excellent. I loved this recipe - the chicken came out delicious, tender & juicy.
LOVED! This was an awesome marinade! We already had almost all of the ingredients so it was fairly inexpensive to cook! I would make again. My husband burned it a little so I can't speak to the moistness, but the flavor is great! Don't change a thing!
This is our go to chicken marinade. I like to buy up chicken, make multiple batches and put it all in the freezer. It marinades great as it thaws. This way, I have quick easy grilling options! Thanks, Ray!
A grillmasters best friend this marinade is great!
The best marinade I've ever used. I have also used it on pork chops. I'll never use a bottled marinade again.
Love this recipe! We have made it 2 nights in a row! The list of ingredients seems a bit daunting, but it really is worth it! I didn't have any rosemary on hand and it still turned out great! We used it with pork, just as good!
My husband and I really loved this! I did not have 24 hours to marinade so I popped it in the fridge for an hour, cut some small bite size potatoes, carrots, onions (roasted for 15 minutes with celery salt and lemon pepper), I then seared the chicken on both sides and put the chicken with the roasting veggies in the oven. With the remaining marinade I boiled it on the stove, added chicken broth (eyeball to desired consistency), and less than a tablespoon of flour-Made a gravy and poured it over the chicken and veggies. I cover the dish in tinfoil put in oven 10 more minutes. In the mean time I chopped 1/2 C pecans and sautéed them in a pan with butter-4T, minced onions- 1/4 c, minced parsley- 2T, salt- when read to serve sprinkle this on top of chicken- great substitute for no ability to grill.
A great recipe. I subbed apple cider in for the white vinegar, the other half of the lemon for the lime juice, fresh rosemary for dried, and added a bit of lemon zest to the marinade. I marinated bone-in chicken breasts for 6 hours and then grilled them. They were moist and very flavorful. It did take a little time to put together (not too long, though) but it was worth it.
Moist even after reheating, great for parties as appetizers...
This is THE BEST marinade I have used thus far! The only changes I made to the recipe were to omit the mustard (not a fan) and subbed red wine for the sherry because that is what I had around the house. I had 12 people over for dinner tonight and every single person raved about the chicken and how awesome it turned out. You could by the smell when it was grilling that the chicken was going to rock! A few friends even asked for the recipe. Thank you for sharing! :)
This is easily one of the best marinades i've ever used/tasted! It keeps the chicken so moist! being someone who frequently over cooks her chicken, is something i appreciate! i know ill use it agian and again!
I've never so many compliments on my grilled chicken before! Thank you Ray! So good!! Really good the next day too.