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Grilled Chicken Marinade

A simple and easy chicken marinade great for grilled chicken, plus the components for a great marinade!
Course Entree
Cuisine American, BBQ, Barbecue, Grilled Chicken, grilling
Keyword chicken marinade for tacos, grilled chicken marinade, how to make a marinade, how to marinate
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Cost $10.00


  • 1 Gallon Plastic Baggie


  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice (about one medium size orange)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon orange zest
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme


  • Combine all ingredients into a 1 gallon zipper baggie and stir to incorporate. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  • If marinating chicken, cut up chicken into 1 inch cubes and place into the baggie. Marinade for up to 8 hours. Discard marinade after one use.