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 teaspoons dried rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 6 chicken breasts (or 3.5 lb chicken)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium69% DV1650mg
    Fat34% DV22g
    Protein51% DV26g
    Carbs9% DV26g
    Fiber2% DV<1g
    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.


    Blackburnlass a month ago
    Very good, even with less than an hour to marinate. Our new go-to chicken marinade. Thanks!
    Paula 3 months ago
    Very tasty. Whole family enjoyed it. Will definitely be making again.
    CJ Last 3 months 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.
    Hi Nat 3 months 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
    Wayne 4 months 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.
    Erica Riley 4 months 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
    Joseph Beaty 5 months ago
    This is absolutely the best. I did basil and sage instead of rosemary and still turned out amazing.
    Christopher Gosser 6 months ago
    delicious would try again
    Tyler P. 6 months ago
    Very sweet and tasty
    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.
    LKS 6 months ago
    Delicious! Double the recipe (using 1.5x amount of salty flavors) for best results
    Jill 7 months ago
    It was delicious. Would make it again.
    Jessica Kroeger 7 months 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.
    Jessica Kroeger 8 months ago
    This is amazing! I used it on salmon and chicken so far, but it’s perfect.
    Cris 8 months ago
    So flavorful and delicious. The ingredients came together easily. Will be on rotation
    Lisa & Mike 8 months ago
    Delish! Will make again.
    Chantal Harding 9 months ago
    My whole family loved this recipe.. even my picky eaters.
    Michele 9 months ago
    easy to make and very delicious. i would make it again!
    Kozak 9 months ago
    OMG it really WAS the best chicken dish I have ever made, or had! I cooked it slowly in a skillet and served it with the reduced marinade spooned on top of the chicken and mashed potatoes. Dee-licious!! Thanks for posting this recipe :)
    Danette DeBolt 10 months ago
    Easy and tasted great!
    I divided it in half and cooked it on the stove in a frying pan. I slow cooked it for about 30 mins. Flipping it often and then turned up the heat for another 15 mins to caramelize the marinade. It was really good
    Nicole Kotung a year ago
    The BEST marinade ever. It was so tasty! This is definitely becoming a staple.
    Rick J. a year ago
    This is the 2nd time ive used this, and ill use it again. It works great for grilling or smoking.
    George C a year ago
    Absolutely awesome I use on steak ,chicken and fish. Always a hit Doesn’t have to marinade long for the flavor I make it all the time usually a double batch
    pam p. a year ago
    excellent and easy. i added more soy sauce.
    Kim Ghebleh a year ago
    Excellent! I’ll make this often!
    Kim G. a year ago
    Great marinade! Definitely make it again.
    chris a year ago
    Was amazing my family loved it.
    Ashley Blume a year ago
    Used less sugar turned out great
    Master a year ago
    This is awesome 12/10, I would definitely make again.