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Great Chicken Marinade Recipe
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Great Chicken Marinade

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"I got this from a friend of mine when she made it at one of her picnics. It's so easy and delicious! I recently made it at our cook-out and everyone asked me how I made it."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    8 hrs 15 mins


  1. Place the chicken breasts between sheets of waxed paper and pound until thin. Remove breasts and place into a large resealable plastic bag.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the oil, lemon juice, and Italian-style seasoning. Pour mixture into the plastic bag containing the chicken.
  3. Seal the plastic bag and shake gently to ensure that all the chicken is in contact with the marinade. Refrigerate marinated chicken pieces overnight or up to two days.
  4. When ready to cook, preheat grill and lightly oil grate. Place chicken breasts on the grill and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes per side.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 28, 2007

I've been using this same recipe for years and very happy to see it here. This tenderizes chicken beautifully and gives a lot of flavor. I hate bland chicken, but i also add a few teaspoons of minced garlic for an extra kick and aroma. I also marinate overnight, which intesifies the flavor and serve with corn on the cob and ceasar salad. People always ask for the marinade recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 13, 2005

made this yesterday - I was very disappointed. I have always loved good season's dry dressing mix, but this had NO FLAVOR. I was thinking those thoughts when hubby spoke up and said he wasn't impressed. won't be wasting my oil and dressing mix on this recipe again.

Jan 25, 2004

This turned out pretty well. One thing that confused me was the size of the dressing packets - the recipe says a 4.7 oz. package - that is a LOT of dressing mix. The box I found was 4 packets at .7oz each. I just used one of those and can't imagine using 4.7oz of dressing mix, it would be salty! I'm guessing it's a typo unless someone else cares to weigh in.

Jan 25, 2004

I marinated my chicken for two days in this and then grilled it and it was great. I would definetly fix this again.

Mar 14, 2005

This was outstanding and will most likely become my "go-to" recipe for grilled chicken breasts. Typically, I hate the reviews that say "I substitued this, this and this," but I had to make one switch because I didn't have any Italian Dressing packets on hand. I used a recipe I found here for "Italian Dressing Mix Submitted by Debby" that worked just as well. My 10-year-old nephew come runnning out to the grill yelling "These are awesome! Start cooking more!"

Jan 25, 2004

Awesome marinade! My mom even asked for the recipe!!! Thanks!

Feb 20, 2005

I marinated the chicken for 2 days in the fridge, then grilled it on my george foreman grill. It came out delicious, would definitely make it again!

Aug 01, 2004

An AWESOME chicken recipe!!! The fam loves it - it's the only thing we make when friends are over to BBQ.


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