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Grilled Chicken Marinades Recipes for the BBQ

grilled chicken marinades
Delicious grilled chicken marinades recipes for the bbq like Mexican chicken fajita marinade, lemon marinade, spicy barbecue chicken marinade, and more. Try one and tell us what you think at the bottom of this page.

Tips for Marinated Grilled Chicken

Good marinades can do a lot to enhance the juiciness and flavor of grilled chicken. Whether you prefer spicy, sweet and salty, BBQ, or Italian marinated grilled chicken, the right grilled chicken marinade will take your chicken any direction you want to go. This collection of recipes includes the most popular types of marinades for grilled chicken along with marinating and grilling tips:

Always blend marinades in a blender so they combine thoroughly. If the ingredients of a marinade are only casually mixed together, they may separate during the marinating process and flavor your grilled chicken unevenly.

Keep some of your marinade on hand while grilling. It can be brushed onto the chicken while its cooking to add more of the marinade's flavor.

If you want to serve the marinade as a topping for your grilled chicken it should first be boiled down to cook the raw juices it now contains. Or you could just set some aside before you marinade your chicken.

Best Grilled Chicken Marinades Recipes

Easy Bacon Grilled Shrimp Recipe

Ingredients

Each pepper and shrimp is wrapped in one-half piece of bacon. So adjust the amounts of your ingredients according to the amount of bacon you have.
  • Bacon slices, cut in half


  • Jalapeno peppers


  • Shrimp


  • Your favorite sweet bbq sauce
  • How To Make Bacon Grilled Shrimp

    Partially cook the bacon in the microwave for about 1 1/2 minutes.

    This makes the bacon easier to handle and speeds up the cooking process so your shrimp doesn't over cook on the grill while you’re waiting for the bacon to cook completely.

    Preheat grill for medium-high heat.

    Wrap one shrimp and one jalapeno pepper with one half slice of partially cooked bacon.

    Grill bacon wrapped shrimp 5 - 7 minutes per side or until bacon is crispy and shrimp is opaque. Brush continually with bbq sauce.


    Mexican Chicken Fajita Marinade Recipe

    Ingredients
    (Covers up to 2 lbs)

  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped


  • 2/3 cup olive oil


  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice


  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin


  • 1/2 tablespoon chile powder


  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • See how we used this marinade in our
    grilled chicken fajita recipe.


    Barbecue Chicken Marinade

    Ingredients
    (Covers 1 lb)

    BBQ Grilled Chicken Marinade

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil


  • 1/3 cup onion, thinly diced


  • 1 clove garlic, minced


  • 2 cups of your favorite barbecue sauce


  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Chicken BBQ Marinade Rub

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • See how we used this marinade our
    grilled barbecue chicken recipe.


    Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken Wing Marinade

    Ingredients
    (Covers Up to 6 lbs of Wings)

  • 1 1/2 cups hot wing sauce


  • 2/3 cup butter


  • 1 cup honey


  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar


  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt


  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)


  • See how we used this marinade in our
    grilled chicken wing recipe.


    Lemon Marinade Chicken Recipe

    Ingredients
    (Covers Up to 2 lbs)

  • 1/2 cup olive oil


  • 1/4 cup lemon juice


  • 1 lemon, zested


  • 1 teaspoon minced onion


  • 3/4 teaspoon salt


  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme


  • 1/8 teaspoon dried marjoram


  • 4 cloves garlic, minced


  • See how we used this marinade in our
    grilled lemon chicken recipe.


    Italian Grilled Chicken Marinade Recipe

    Ingredients
    (Covers Up to 1 lb)

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper


  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano


  • 1 teaspoon dried basil


  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed


  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • See how we used this marinade in our
    easy grilled chicken breast recipe.


    Grilled Chicken Kabob Marinade Recipe

    Ingredients
    (Covers Up to 1 lb)

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce


  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar


  • 1/4 cup honey


  • 1/4 cup canola oil


  • 2 green onions, minced


  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder


  • See how we used this marinade in our
    bacon wrapped grilled chicken kabobs recipe.


    Honey Garlic Hot N Spicy Chicken Marinade

    Ingredients
    (Covers Up to 1 lb)

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  • 1 sweet onion, chopped


  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar


  • 2 tablespoons honey


  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce


  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger root


  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced


  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha hot sauce (or more for added heat)


  • See how we used this marinade in our
    hot honey garlic grilled chicken recipe.


    Lemon Garlic Grilled Chicken Marinade Recipe

    Ingredients
    (Covers Up to 1 lb)

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil


  • 2 lemons, juiced


  • 6 cloves garlic, minced


  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper


  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme


  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano


  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


  • 1/4 teaspoon dried cayenne pepper (optional)


  • See how we used this marinade in our
    lemon garlic grilled chicken recipe.


    Hawaiian Grilled Chicken Marinade Recipe

    Ingredients
    (Covers Up to 1 lb)

    Pineapple Chicken Marinade

  • 2 cups sweet white wine


  • 1/4 cup coconut milk


  • 2 tablespoons lime juice


  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar


  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder


  • See how we used this marinade in our
    grilled pineapple chicken recipe with a rich creamy coconut and lime sauce.


    Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Marinade Recipe

    Ingredients
    (Covers Up to 2 lbs)

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce


  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce


  • 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce


  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar


  • 1 teaspoon paprika


  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt


  • 4 garlic cloves, minced


  • 1/4 cup canola oil


  • See how we used this marinade in our sweet n spicy
    grilled chicken thighs recipe.


    White Wine Marinade for Chicken

    Ingredients
    (Covers Up to 2 lbs)

    Grilled Chicken Rub
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder


  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper


  • 1 tablespoon rosemary, rushed


  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • White Wine Marinade
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided


  • 1/3 cup white wine


  • 1/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth


  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • 1 lemon (for freshly squeezed lemon juice)


  • See how we used this marinade in our
    grilled cornish game hens recipe.


    Indian Grilled Chicken Marinade Recipe

    Ingredients
    (Covers Up to 1 lb)

  • 1/3 cup sugar


  • 1/3 cup vinegar


  • 1/4 cup ketchup


  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce


  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard


  • 1/4 teaspoon Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce (or cayenne pepper)


  • 1 teaspoon curry powder


  • 1/2 teaspoon tumeric powder


  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt


  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • See how we used this marinade in our
    Indian grilled chicken recipe.




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