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BEST Quick and Easy Chicken Marinade

Most definitely the Best Quick and Easy Chicken Marinade ever! Great for any kind of chicken, and made from just a few pantry staples! A little tart, a little sweet, a little savory, and of course a lot amazing!
Course Main Course, Sauce / Condiment
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
marinating time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Tiffany


  • 1.5-2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts or chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning or Herbs de Provence
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper


  • Stir together olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, honey, dijon mustard, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, onion powder, and pepper.
  • Combine chicken and marinade in a large resealable bag, press out excess air and seal the bag (alternately you can combine chicken and marinade in a bowl and cover tightly). Chill for 30 minutes.
  • Bake chicken at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until cooked through and juices run clear OR grilled over medium heat 6-10 minutes on each side until cooked through. *Pro Tip: Allow to cool for five minutes before cutting into the chicken so the juices don't drain and dry the chicken out.