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The Ultimate Marinated Chicken

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Creating your own Marinated Chicken recipe at home is so simple to do with basic ingredients that you probably have on hand that makes your chicken go from bland to grand! It is perfect for chicken breasts and thighs.

Marinated Chicken

Marinated Chicken 

If you are a mom you have probably been asked what’s for dinner at least 15 times today. When my kids were growing up when I would say we were having chicken my kids would turn up their nose and walk away. That is until I figured out that I was doing it all wrong! I wasn’t marinating my chicken! 

Chicken marinated

Marinating chicken makes it taste so much better. It helps make it become juicier, more tender, and just gives it so much more flavor! Next time you have chicken on the menu, marinate it in this easy marinade and you will find your kids actually liking chicken again! 

If you are looking for more delicious chicken dishes you will definitely want to try our reader’s favorite Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Chicken marinade ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 5 Chicken Breasts
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

How to Make chicken marinade recipe

  • Add chicken breasts in a 9″ x 13″ casserole dish and set aside.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, and Worchestershire sauce.
  • Place the brown sugar and water in a small microwave-safe dish and melt for 20 seconds. 
  • Add the melted brown sugar to the olive oil mixture, then stir in the garlic and seasonings.
  • Pour the marinade over the chicken.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 425F.
  • Bake chicken for 30 minutes, then flip and continue baking for 5-10 minutes until an inserted meat thermometer reaches 165F.

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Once you remove your boneless skinless chicken breast from the marinade, you will want to discard it. You do not want to pour it over your chicken or brush it on your chicken as it is cooking. This marinade can contain harmful bacteria if reused. 
  • If you know you are making this recipe you want to be sure to let your chicken marinate for as long as possible up to 24 hours. This helps give it an amazing texture and flavor. If you are short on time, let it marinate for at least 30 minutes. 
  • You can easily grill this recipe rather than bake it. 
marinated chicken in pan

Storage

Fridge

Store your leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days. 

Freezer

If you want to prepare your marinated chicken ahead of time, you can easily prep your marinade and add it to a freezer-safe bag with your chicken. You will then want to get as much air out of the bag as you can and place it in the freezer for up to a month.

When you are ready to bake, place it in the fridge overnight and follow the baking instructions. 

Marinated Chicken
Marinated Chicken

The Ultimate Marinated Chicken

Yield: 5
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Creating your own Marinated Chicken recipe at home is so simple to do with basic ingredients that you probably have on hand that makes your chicken go from bland to grand! It is perfect for chicken breasts and thighs.

Ingredients

  • 5 Chicken Breasts
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken breasts in a 9" x 13" casserole dish and set aside.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice and Worchestershire sauce.
  3. Place the brown sugar and water in a small microwave-safe dish and melt for 20 seconds. 
  4. Add the melted brown sugar to the olive oil mixture, then stir in the garlic and seasonings.
  5. Pour the marinade over the chicken.
  6. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or overnight.
  7. Preheat oven to 425F.
  8. Bake chicken for 30 minutes, then flip and continue baking for 5-10 minutes until an inserted meat thermometer reaches 165F.

Notes

 if planning to prepare as a freezer meal, you can combine all ingredients in a large ziptop bag and remove as much air as possible before freezing for 1 month.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 349Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 565mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 37g

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