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Marinated Grilled Chicken Recipe

Updated on October 26, 2017
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Stephanie loves trying out new recipes and sharing family favorites! If you enjoy these recipes, please be sure to share your rating below!

Easy Grilled Chicken Marinade Recipe

Here is the easiest chicken marinade recipe ever! It only requires 2 ingredients and a few hours in the refrigerator to marinate. So delicious.... so simple! Low fat and tasty, too. Bring on grilling season, I say!

Prep time is very fast and your meal will be so much more satisfying when you make it at home. Control the fats, carbohydrates and salt content yourself!


1 bottle Wishbone (or your own choice) Italian Salad Dressing

1 cup soy sauce


Take 1-2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast. Trim excess fat and slice into 2-inch wide strips. Place in 13 x 8 inch glass pyrex dish and pour marinade over top, covering completely. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Pre-heat grill to medium heat (350 degrees). Place the strips directly on the grilling surface. There is no need to skewer them, unless you desire. Grill for 4-5 minutes on each side. Remove and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

This marinade is also excellent for boneless pork chops. Just follow the same directions as above. Be sure to cook the meat to an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees F, using a meat thermometer.

Marinated Grilled Chicken (skewers optional)
Marinated Grilled Chicken (skewers optional)

Cook Time for Marinated Grilled Chicken Recipe

Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 1 hour 15 min
Yields: 6-8 servings

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Marinated Grilled Chicken can be Used in Other Recipes

This chicken is terrific as a main course, served with corn on the cob, fruit salad, and toasted french bread. We also enjoy it over salad greens. No need to buy frozen chicken strips when this is a much fresher, tastier alternative!

If you don't eat all the marinated grilled chicken, you can use it for delicious leftovers. My sister uses leftover marinated grilled chicken on pizza or tossed with pasta. You can even shred it into vegetable soup to add protein and heartiness.

During the "grilling" months, we make this recipe at least once a week. But we do make it year round. You can make it in the oven, as well as the grill. Simply heat the oven to 375 degrees F and place the strips of chicken on a broiling pan. Turn once after 4 minutes and complete cooking after an additional 3-4 minutes. Be sure to test internal temperature before removing.

Its easy to double or triple this marinade chicken recipe for parties, 4th of July, picnics, you name it! Leftovers are delicious enjoyed cold, too!

Healthy, low-fat protein is a cornerstone of a sound diet.

Time to picnic with this grilled chicken marinade recipe
Time to picnic with this grilled chicken marinade recipe

Use This Marinade for Other Recipes

Not a fan of chicken? Don't worry, this marinade recipe can be used for other proteins. Prepare the marinade and use with shrimp, pork or tofu. It does not work as well for red meat, including beef, lamb, elk or ostrich. With these meats, a stronger combination, usually with red wine or red wine vinegar is preferable.

Again, you can toss the cooked, marinated protein with noodles, top baked potatoes with it, or simply enjoy hot or cold any time of the day!

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      Stephanie Hicks 10 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Hi Marisue, my mom has gall bladder problems too, and this is one of her favorites. I hope it works for you! Steph

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      marisuewrites 10 years ago from USA

      I'm suffering some gall bladder problems and chicken is something I think is allowed....great easy tips...thank you!

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      C.S.Alexis 10 years ago from NW Indiana

      Yeah you made me laugh over my Chicken!

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      Stephanie Hicks 10 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      C.S. Alexis, at first I didn't get your comment, but now I do! LOL :-)

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      C.S.Alexis 10 years ago from NW Indiana

      This is SKIN E. CHIK's biggest nightmare. I Will try the recipe but you should read my hubpages about My Chicken!Thanks for making me laugh.

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      lkn36 10 years ago

      i will try, thanks sounds really good, and thanks for becoming my fan.

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      Stephanie Hicks 10 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      John, Sweetie Pie - drop by anytime. :-) Thanks all for the comments, and yes, very tender, juicy and yummy! myi4u, thank you for another recipe to try! Who doesn't have those ingredients on hand?

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      John Chancellor 10 years ago from Tennessee

      Did you mention what time you are serving these? I don't want to be late.

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      cflynn 10 years ago from Ireland

      sounds delicious, I will try it thanks

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      myi4u 10 years ago from United Kingdom

      Nice and simple way to grill


      Chicken with Coke

      Chicken Wings, 1 cup of coke, 1 cup of soy sauce, 1 cup of oil

      The size of cup depends on the amount of chicken wings. Cook them altogether for about half an hour. No need to stir, just put everything together and cook. You can replace the coke with wine if you want.


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      SweetiePie 10 years ago from Southern California, USA

      All I can say is serve me up a plate please :)

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      vims 10 years ago

      My mouth is filled with water.... Ha delicious.

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      Rob Jundt 10 years ago from Midwest USA