Best Grilled Chicken Marinades

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A tasty collection of the best grilled chicken marinades. Whether you’re craving sweet/savory, spicy or tangy, you’ll find the perfect recipe here. Fire up the grill. Invite friends over for dinner. Enjoy flavorful juicy chicken.

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Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

Grilled teriyaki chicken on a stick is an easy summer recipe. The umami experience begins with a flavorful homemade teriyaki sauce. It rivals any restaurant recipe.

Mexican Citrus Chicken Marinade

This grilled chicken marinade is bright, fragrant and flavorful. Ideal for juicy chicken breasts, and tender chicken thigh fillets. Enjoy the Mexican vibe and citrus taste.

Asian Salad Dressing

Asian Chicken Marinade

This Asian chicken marinade/dressing has an authentic flavor profile that’s deeply savory. Pour over chicken breasts or thigh fillets. Marinate 1 hour or overnight before grilling.

Korean Kimchi Chicken

Bring Korean BBQ home with this tantalizing chicken thigh marinade. The Asian-style sauce has flavors of kimchi, gochujang and soy for an authentic grilling experience.

Cilantro Lime Marinade

Infuse your chicken with Southwestern flavors. Make this easy 5-ingredient cilantro lime marinade. Ideal for mouthwatering grilled chicken for your summer BBQ.

Grilled Jerk Chicken Drumsticks

This Jamaican classic is an island favorite. Make this recipe at home and control the level of heat in the marinade. Grill the spicy jerk chicken and enjoy the smoky flavor.

Spicy Chicken Marinade

This epic spicy chicken marinade will tickle your tastebuds. It features a tongue-tingling blend of red chili paste, honey, garlic, ginger and lime juice. Add 2 pounds chicken.

Herbs de Provence Grilled Chicken

Herbs de Provence grilled chicken is filled with rustic country flavor. This European-style marinade features a tasty mix of lemon, olive oil, dijon mustard, garlic and herbs.

Grilled Buffalo Chicken

These succulent, grilled buffalo chicken thighs are marinated in a spicy, tangy homemade sauce. You control the level of heat. Marinade for 30 minutes then grill.

Grilled BBQ Chicken

Tangy, smoky and flavorful, this grilled BBQ chicken recipe is everything you love about summer cookouts. Slathered with finger-licking BBQ sauce, it’s an all-time favorite.

4-Ingredient Chicken Marinade

It takes just 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to assemble this delicious grilled chicken marinade. It boasts bright zesty flavors that will have everyone rushing to the table.

Greek Yogurt Marinade

This is a flavorful, healthy Greek recipe. It features a yogurt-based chicken marinade with a blend of herbs and spices. Feel free to string the chicken onto skewers for grilling.

Lemon Herb Grilled Chicken

These grilled boneless chicken thighs are tender, juicy and packed with flavor. Assemble the simple chicken marinade with olive oil, lemon and common pantry spices.

Easy Pulehu Chicken

This sweet/savory Hawaiian chicken marinade is packed with tropical flavor. If desired, you can marinate the chicken overnight. Then grill over an open flame.

Grilled Buttermilk Chicken

Grilled buttermilk chicken is tangy, juicy and tender. Use this marinade for any type of chicken – breasts, thighs, legs and wings. Save this delicious marinade for later.

Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken

Make authentic Italian chicken drumsticks with this zesty lemon-pepper marinade. Combine the bright-flavored mix of herbs and spices. Then pour it over the chicken.

Huli Huli Chicken

This delicious sweet/savory Hawaiian marinade channels a luau experience from the islands. Thick and delicious, the sticky-finger glaze is deeply satisfying.

Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken Breasts

Make this easy affordable marinade with 5 basic ingredients. Sunshiny and zesty, it boasts a citrus flavor and Tex-Mex vibe. Ideal for spring and summer outdoor grilling.

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  1. Can’t really write this recipe since it doesn’t give the amounts of each ingredient to use in your marinade.

    1. Isn’t Pampered Chef great? At one point in time, years ago, I almost had their full line of products! Friends of mine were always throwing Pampered Chef parties. I hope you’ll enjoy this fabulous chicken marinade.

    1. Hello Rae. I agree! Pineapple juice is the best for citrus marinades. For this recipe though I had a new gallon of OJ on hand so I easily swapped it out for the usual pineapple juice.

  2. I love the flavors in this marinade. We grill often, can’t wait to give your recipe a try.

    1. You’re so welcome Danielle. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. I really appreciate it!

    1. Woo-hoo! I’m so glad you’re looking forward to trying this recipe. Have a great weekend Angie. :-)

      1. I made this for my girlfriend and I. I made it into soft tacos and she said this was the best tacos she’s ever had! I felt the same way! LOVED THEM!

  3. This was amazing!!! I love that this recipe uses pineapple juice. So yummy!

    1. Yay! You’re going to love the fabulous citrus flavor. Thank you Emily for stopping by to visit me here. :-)

  4. Wow, this looks fantastic! Definitely pinning now and trying soon. Have you tried freezing this and putting it in the crock pot?

    1. Thank you so much Shani for pinning this recipe. I’ve never tried freezing it before, but that sounds like an excellent idea! Thank you for sharing a bit of crock pot inspiration. :-)

  5. This looks so delicious! I love that the weather is nice now and I can enjoy grilling again!

    1. Oh Kristen, I feel so blessed to have Ashley right around the corner from me. She walks back and forth through the backyard gate several times a day. She spends a lot of time here with us in her childhood home.

    1. Allison you are so sweet! Thank you for pinning and sharing the love. I really appreciate it. I send good wishes your way for a fabulous weekend. :-)

    1. Yes! Great minds think alike. This chicken is absolutely fabulous for making Mexican street tacos. Stay tuned on the blog. A post using this recipe for tacos is coming soon… :-)

  6. Yum! I love a good citrus marinade and never thought to swap OJ for pineapple! Def going to try this! Pinning for later!

    1. Hi Candy! Either type of juice is fabulous in this recipe. Thanks so much for popping by for a visit. I love getting to know you.