The Best Barbequed Chicken Ever


This chicken is marinated for 12 to 18 hours, then cooked on a grill. It is so tender and flavorful, you won't want to stop at just one piece! The marinade is easy to double if you need to make more! Note: This recipe calls for chicken breasts, but you can use any chicken parts you like. If you're using skinless, boneless chicken breasts as per this recipe, cut marinating time in half (6 to 9 hours)!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
9 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
9 hrs 40 mins
6 servings


  • 12 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 2 cups lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage

  • 1 cup soy sauce

  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder


  1. To Make Marinade: In a medium bowl combine the oil, lemon-lime beverage, soy sauce and garlic powder. Stir thoroughly until you have a good mixture.

  2. Put chicken and marinate together in a plastic container and marinate in the refrigerator for 12 to 18 hours (6 to 9 hours if using skinless, boneless chicken breasts) before barbequing.

  3. Barbeque slowly - don't overcook. Turn frequently, basting with marinade with each turn. Cook until meat is no longer pink in the center and juices run clear. Discard any remaining marinade after use.


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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

643 Calories
40g Fat
13g Carbs
57g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 643
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 51%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 137mg 46%
Sodium 2568mg 112%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 57g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 703mg 15%

* 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.