6 Grilled Chicken Marinade Recipes You Must Try! - Smoke Gears

6 Grilled Chicken Marinade Recipes You Must Try!

Grilled chicken marinade recipes have been around for quite some time with the same ingredients and flavors.

If you want to impress your house guests with some new yet easy-to-create marinade, then read on as this article will cover some mouth-watering grilled chicken marinade recipes.

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Flavorsome Chicken Rub

This easy and simple marinade recipe comes together nicely and combines with the flavors of chicken to produce unmatched deliciousness.

Get Your Hands on These Ingredients:

  • Skinless and boneless chicken breast- 2 pounds
  • Honey- ½ cup
  • Lime juice- ¼ cup
  • Olive oil- 1 tablespoon
  • Soy sauce- 2 tablespoons
  • Minced garlic cloves- 2
  • Chopped cilantro- ½ cup
  • Salt- ½ teaspoon
  • Pepper- ¼ teaspoon

Step-by-Step Methods:

  • Step 1: In a Ziploc bag, put the chicken breasts.
  • Step 2: Mix lime juice, soy sauce, honey, garlic, olive oil, cilantro, salt, and pepper in a bowl. 
  • Step 3: Pour the marinade over the chicken in the Ziploc bag. Turn it around to ensure all the surface is covered. 
  • Step 4: Refrigerate chicken for 3 hours or 1 day. 
  • Step 5: Start the grill, setting the temperature to medium heat.
  • Step 6: Place the chicken on the grill and cook for 4 minutes on each side. They are ready to be served!

2

Smoky Grill BBQ Marinade

This recipe is ideal for sandwiches and your weekend BBQ parties. It is simple to make and tasty to eat.

Get Your Hands on These Ingredients:

  • ●Ketchup- ¼ cup
  • Dijon mustard- 2 tablespoons
  • Smoked paprika- 1 teaspoon
  • Brown sugar- 2 teaspoons
  • Minced garlic cloves- 2
  • Worcestershire sauce- 1 teaspoon
  • Apple cider vinegar- 1 tablespoon
  • Soy sauce- 1 ½ tablespoon

Step-by-Step Methods:

  • Step 1: Mix ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, garlic clove, smoked paprika, and apple cider vinegar and in a bowl. And also add soya sauce to it.
  • Step 2: Marinade the chicken with this mixture on a bowl or Ziploc bag and set aside overnight or for an hour.
  • Step 3: Start grilling! Place the marinated chicken on the grill and let it cook for 8 to 10 minutes on each side.
  • Step 4: Just to be sure they’re cooked to perfection, you can cut a small portion from one chicken piece and look inside.
  • Step 5: After they are cooked, you can serve this chicken meal with a side of your choice.

3

Grilled Chicken with Balsamic Marinade

This quick and easy recipe needs only five ingredients and can be served within 20 minutes. It’s great for impromptu parties when you need to serve food quickly.

Get Your Hands on These Ingredients:

  • Olive oil
  • Vinegar
  • Brown sugar
  • Garlic
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Chicken breast

Step-by-Step Methods:

  • Step 1: In a measuring cup, mix olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, brown sugar, and garlic. Mix well. 
  • Step 2: Put the chicken meat in a Ziploc bag and pour the marinade into it. Toss and turn for a bit to ensure all the pieces are coated in the marinade properly. 
  • Step 3: Refrigerate for 30 minutes or up to 24 hours, depending on how much time you have. It is not advisable to refrigerate for more than 24 hours. 
  • Step 4: Start your grill at medium-high heat. Place the meat on it. Let it cook for 6 minutes on each side indirectly. 
  • Step 5: While it’s cooking on the grill, brush the excess marinade on the chicken meat to add more flavors. 
  • Step 6: When you see the inner temperature is at 165F, it is done. If you don’t have a thermometer, you cut the thickest part of the meat and check if it is cooked perfectly. 
  • Step 7: They are ready to be served!

4

Tequila Lime Grilled Chicken Marinade

When you use this marinade for your chicken breast, you can couple them with salads as well. You’ll get a tangy and delicious flavor with this marinade.

Get Your Hands on These Ingredients:

  • Cumin- 1 teaspoon
  • Mexican oregano- ½ teaspoon
  • Chili powder- 2 teaspoon
  • Kosher salt- 1 teaspoon
  • Minced garlic cloves- 2
  • Lime juice- 2 tablespoons
  • Tequila- 2 tablespoons
  • Olive oil- ¼ cup 

Step-by-Step Methods:

  • Step 1: Whisk cumin, Mexican oregano, olive oil, chili powder, kosher salt, minced garlic cloves, lime juice, and tequila in a small bowl. 
  • Step 2: Add the chicken to a Ziploc bag and pour in the marinade mixture. Toss to coat the chicken well. 
  • Step 3: Let the chicken marinate for 30 minutes or 1 day in a refrigerator. 
  • Step 4: Begin grilling the marinated chicken piece by placing it on the hot grill. Flip it over to the other side and brush the remaining marinade on top. Grill for 8 to 10 minutes on each side.
  • Step 5: Grilled chicken breast is ready to be served!
Grilled Chicken Marinade Recipes

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Grilled Chicken with Ranch Flavored Marinade

A savory and quick-to-prepare marinade that you can make in the weekends and enjoy with your entire family. Try this marinade recipe for a hearty weekend meal with your loved ones.

Get Your Hands on These Ingredients:

  • Plain yogurt- 1/3 cup
  • Dill- 1 tablespoon
  • Parsley- 1 tablespoon
  • Onion powder- 1 tablespoon
  • Garlic powder- 1 tablespoon
  • Salt- 1 tablespoon
  • Chicken meat

Step-by-Step Methods:

  • Step 1: Mix plain yogurt, dill, parsley, onion powder, garlic powder and salt in a bowl or Ziploc bag.
  • Step 2: Pour the mixture on the chicken meat and refrigerate it to marinate for at least 4 hours. 
  • Step 3: Place the marinated chicken on the preheated grill and start cooking. Brush on the remaining marinade on the chicken to maximize flavors. 
  • Step 4: There you go! All done!

6

Coconut Curry Marinade For Grilled Chicken

A delicious creamy coconut concoction that goes beautifully with a grilled chicken. Try it out yourself!

Get Your Hands on These Ingredients:

  • Curry powder- 1 tablespoon
  • Ground coriander- ¼ teaspoon
  • Cumin- ¼ teaspoon
  • Kosher salt- 1 teaspoon
  • Minced garlic cloves- 2
  • Chopped cilantro- 1 tablespoon
  • Chopped green onions- 1 tablespoon
  • Lime juice- 2 teaspoons
  • Coconut milk- ¼ cup

Step-by-Step Methods:

  • Step 1: Whisk curry powder, coconut milk, ground coriander, cumin, lime juice, kosher salt, minced garlic cloves, chopped cilantro, chopped green onions in a small bowl. Whisk until it has a creamy texture. 
  • Step 2: Place your chicken meat in a Ziploc bag and add the marinade on top of it. Massage the bag from the outside to ensure the marinade has covered all the chicken properly. Marinate for a day or 30 minutes. 
  • Step 3: On a preheated grill, place the chicken meat and start grilling. Apply the remaining marinade individually atop the chicken. 
  • Step 4: When the chicken is done, serve with your preferred sides!

Conclusion: I have written the recipes very clearly so that you can easily make them at home. However, if you have any difficulties while following any recipe, let me know in the comments section.

Theresa Lori
 

Hi, I'm Theresa. My passion for grilling delicacy gradually built during the time I was living with my parents. My family members especially my mother was a great fan of grilled dishes to and from the love of food. I started preparing smoked food with my mom. This bonding helped me to know more and more about to smoke, grill what always I share on SmokeGears.com. So, in two words you can call me a BBQ lover.

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