Go To Grilled Chicken

We eat a lot of chicken in my house and this is one of my favorite marinades when grilling.  It adds so much flavor without overpowering.  It’s versatile enough so kids and adults can enjoy it (meaning: not spicy) and takes well to any additional sauce you want to add after it’s grilled.  I highly recommend pairing it with my Charred Poblano and Corn Salsa  or using leftovers in my favorite chicken salad recipe that I promise I will post later!  Until then, just in time for the weekend – fire up your grill and give this recipe a try!

Go To Grilled Chicken

Grilled Chicken

Go To Grilled Chicken

Go To Grilled Chicken

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  • Yield: 4 – 6
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Recipe type: Appetizer, Entree


  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce, preferably lower sodium
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 3# boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together all ingredients except the chicken.
  2. Place chicken in a gallon size, Ziploc bag. Pour marinade over the chicken, seal and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, up to 24, turning bag over multiple times to ensure marinade is evenly distributed.
  3. Pre-heat grill to medium-high heat.
  4. Grill chicken 5 – 6 minutes per side, until cooked through.
  5. Remove chicken from grill, cover loosely with foil and let rest 5 minutes before serving.

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