Chicken Breast Marinade

Three large chicken breasts marinating
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  • 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: Makes 1 cup (serves 4-6)
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Skinless, boneless chicken breasts can dry out quickly on the grill. This chicken breast marinade helps solve this problem by mixing a little vinegar with a good dose of olive oil. This creates a barrier between the chicken and the hot cooking grate so you can keep your chicken tender and moist without it drying out.

What You'll Need

  • 3/4 cup/180 mL olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon/10 mL salt
  • 2 teaspoon/10 mL white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL red pepper flakes (optional)

How to Make It

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well making sure that the salt and sugar are completely dissolved. Pour into a zip-top bag and add the chicken breasts. Marinate for 30 minutes to 2 hours. This is enough marinade for 4 to 6 chicken breasts.