Mouthwatering Marinated Grilled Chicken Recipes

Ready to fire up the grill? Whether you're craving something sweet, spicy, or smoky, there’s no need to 'wing' it — these tried-and-true marinades have you covered. They’re guaranteed to give you tender, flavorful grilled chicken every time.

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Chimichurri Chicken Marinade

We like to keep chicken (marinated in this chimichurri sauce) stocked up in the freezer. During the cooler months we bake the chicken on a sheet pan — but during the summer we’re all about throwing it on the grill!

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Sunny's Very Peri Grilled Chicken

Bored of the same old grilled chicken? Try Sunny’s chile- and jalapeno-infused sauce. It’s guaranteed to make your taste buds tingle!

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BBQ Chicken Marinade

You can now have delicious and tender barbeque chicken any day of the week! Meal prep this chicken and marinade beforehand and you can freeze it for later.

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Marinated Chicken Breasts

Looking for a go-to marinade made from pantry essentials? This recipe is for you. Dried herbs and mustard provide plenty of flavor and a touch of whatever vinegar you have on hand will make the chicken nice and tender.

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Marinated Chicken Thighs

If you need a basic marinade for chicken (or any grilled meat, really) this is the one. It only requires a handful of ingredients — and the pink peppercorns add a nice, spicy kick.

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Grilled Lemonade Chicken

The secret ingredient in this sweet and tangy grilled chicken is a refreshing summer staple — lemonade! Serve it with grilled corn or a classic potato salad for a simple seasonal dinner.

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Grilled Chicken

Ree proves that you only need 5 ingredients to make a great marinade for grilled chicken. Better yet, all of the ingredients are probably in your kitchen right now!

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Teriyaki Chicken Marinade

The beauty of this sweet-and-savory chicken marinade is that it’s perfect for chicken, regardless of how you plan to cook it. You can cook this chicken on the grill just as easily as you can on a sheet pan indoors.

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Sunny's 5-Star Glazed Chicken

This chicken gets an extra dose of flavor with Sunny’s sweet-and-tangy sauce. Not only does it serve as a marinade but also doubles as a glaze that you brush onto the chicken while it’s cooking on the grill.

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Grilled Chicken Kebabs

A scallion puree mixed with dill and parsley is the perfect complement for grilled chicken. The naturally sweet and herbaceous flavors bring out the smokiness of the charred kebabs.

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Cherry Balsamic Chicken

For extra sweetness, Giada uses jarred sweet cherries in her marinade. The chicken cooks up tender, juicy and with so much flavor.

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Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Flatbread

Yogurt is the secret ingredient in every part of this dish, marinade included. It does a great job of tenderizing the chicken so that it has the perfect texture when cooked.

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