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The BEST Chicken Marinade

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The BEST Chicken Marinade

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  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar (or other vinegar)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 6 chicken breasts (or 3.5 lb chicken)
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    Calories410Calories from Fat200
    Total Fat22g34%
    Saturated Fat4g20%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat200
    Total Carbohydrate26g9%
    Dietary Fiber<1g2%
    Vitamin A2%
    Vitamin C10%

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


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    Was delicious. I followed it precisely and added a bit of red pepper flakes for some heat. Will absolutely make again. I grilled boneless skinless chicken thighs with this marinade. Let the chicken marinade for two hours.
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    Jennifer Daniels 4 months ago
    This smelled INCREDIBLE even before the chicken was finished being BBQ'd! Would def make this again! I marinaded an entire chicken overnight....
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    Jodi Arthur 2 years ago
    Oh so good! I used to marinate my chicken for sandwiches and it was so good! We loved it
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    Marcella 2 years ago
    Great!! Husband KILLED it! My only misstep was using dried Rosemary. It felt like I was eating little twigs. 🤣
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    Amanuel 10 2 years ago
    Yummy! Would make again
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    Charmaine 2 years ago
    Love it really nicexfull of flavour and yummy cold
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    Lu Leo 2 years ago
    Not too bad! I did skewers! Followed it to a tee.
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    jeanine torbert 2 years ago
    This was very delicious. I did add some Cayenne pepper to it for a little more kick. Will definitely be doing this again
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    Alicia Maier 2 years ago
    It was an okay marinade but not the best I’ve had.
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    Jasmine Bassett 2 years ago
    Mixture of too many ingredients. Felt all over the place. Would not make again
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    François T. 2 years ago
    very good taste, i put the chicken 24 hours in the mix
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    jeanne 2 years ago
    Awesome marinade. At first concerns about the number of ingredients but all in my pantry or fridge . Great flavor
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    Kristina Blackmore 3 years ago
    Excellent! I substituted fresh garlic for the garlic powder. Definitely adding to my recipe book:-)
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    Paula 3 years ago
    Very tasty. Whole family enjoyed it. Will definitely be making again.
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    CJ Last 3 years ago
    The recipe was easy to follow. Everyone loved the taste. "WOW" was all my friend could say after the first bite. He didnt want to share. i seasoned the wings before putting them in the marinade. They soaked in the marinade for about 12 hours.
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    Hi Nat 3 years ago
    I have made this chicken dish twice in the oven. it is easy and delicious. I highly recommend it. Will make it again and again
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    Wayne 3 years ago
    Usually use it for chicken parts, but decided to use it on a full roaster. There is only marinade I like better and it uses liquid smoke, but I have not been able to find since the app I used to use lost its user friendliness.
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    Erica Riley 3 years ago
    loved it!!! Im going to keep this recipe for life. I used 1/2 cup balsamic vinger with 1/8 cup and chicken tinders instead of breast. yum yum
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    Joseph Beaty 3 years ago
    This is absolutely the best. I did basil and sage instead of rosemary and still turned out amazing.
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    Christopher Gosser 3 years ago
    delicious would try again
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    Tyler P. 3 years ago
    Very sweet and tasty
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    Kindra Anderson 3 years ago
    This was very good. I would make a separate sauce if I wanted some on the side, with less vinegar. A bit to vinegary for my liking, but was perfect as is for a marinade.
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    LKS 3 years ago
    Delicious! Double the recipe (using 1.5x amount of salty flavors) for best results
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    Jill 3 years ago
    It was delicious. Would make it again.
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    Jessica Kroeger 3 years ago
    I love this! You can use any vinegar, and omit items you don’t have or add flavors like ginger. Basically the ratios make the most amazing marinade. Note: don’t marinade items for more than 6 hours to avoid the acid cooking the outside of the meat.
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    Jessica Kroeger 4 years ago
    This is amazing! I used it on salmon and chicken so far, but it’s perfect.
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    Cris 4 years ago
    So flavorful and delicious. The ingredients came together easily. Will be on rotation
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    Lisa & Mike 4 years ago
    Delish! Will make again.
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    Chantal Harding 4 years ago
    My whole family loved this recipe.. even my picky eaters.
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    Michele 4 years ago
    easy to make and very delicious. i would make it again!