Chicken Marinade

Grilled chicken breast

Regarding BBQ, Inc.

Prep: 7 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 7 mins
Servings: 20 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
78 Calories
8g Fat
1g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 20
Amount per serving
Calories 78
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 213mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 15mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Chicken, particularly breast meat, often benefits from a good marinade. This is a simple recipe that requires a 30-to-45-minute marinade time. This recipe is great for chicken breasts that end up in other recipes such as soups, stews, sandwiches, salads, and wraps. 


  • 3/4 cup olive oil

  • 1/4 cup white vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 2 teaspoons sugar, or agave

  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano

  • 2 teaspoons dried basil

  • 2 teaspoons onion powder

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine all ingredients and mix well.

  3. Pour into a resealable bag, add chicken, and marinade for 30 to 45 minutes.

  4. Use in your desired chicken recipe and enjoy!


  • This is enough marinade for 4 to 5 pounds/1.8 to 2.3 kg of chicken.
  • Store mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up 5 days after preparation. 
  • We recommend making it a day in advance (stored in the fridge of course) to let the flavors blend before using.