Chicken Marinade For The Grill

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I have kind of been obsessed with making chicken marinades. They make the chicken so flavorful, the longer you let the chicken sits in the juicy mixture the better the taste. This chicken marinade is for the grill.

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Chicken Marinade For The Grill 

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This recipe for chicken marinade is flavorful. You can make ahead of time and let your chicken marinate in the mixture (while refrigerated) until it’s grilling time. What you get is a tasty, tender chicken packed with flavor! 

Ingredients

Helpful kitchen tools

  1. Large container for the marinade or gallon-size Ziploc plastic bag
  2. Tongs
  3. Plate or Platter
  4. Meat Thermometer
  5. Hands-Free bag holder with clips
  6. Garlic Press

You will need a grill for this recipe but, you could adapt it for baking if it’s not grilling season. Or use an indoor grill (this is the one we have). 

How to make the chicken marinade for the grill

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Instructions 

Begin by prepping your garlic cloves, jalapeno, lime, and orange. 

  1. First, mince your garlic cloves or crush them in your garlic press
  2. Next, seed and chop your jalapeno finely. 
  3. Squeeze and juice your lime and orange into a bowl. 
  4. Measure and add 1/4 cup olive oil into the same bowl as the citrus juices. 
  5. Measure out your spices as follows;
    1-1/2 tsp. cumin
    1/2 tsp. pepper
    1 tbsp. oregano 
    1/4 tsp. salt
  6. Mix all the ingredients together. 

Then add the chicken into a large container for the marinade or Ziplocks bag (this is what I used) and pour the marinade to the container or Ziplock bag. 

Seal or cover the bowl, after mixing. Place the chicken with marinade into the refrigerator for 2 or more hours, up to overnight. 

How to grill the marinated chicken

Chicken Marinade For The Grill - Chicken in a Ziplock bag that has been marinated and ready to grill.

  1. Take the chicken out of the fridge.
  2. Rub an oil-soaked paper towel over the grill grates. This helps keep the chicken meat from sticking. 
  3. Heat the grill. 
  4. Remove the chicken from the Ziplock or Container (discard excess marinade). Add the chicken on a 375F-degree setting (medium/high) Close the grill top to reduce the chance of flare-ups. 
  5. Grill on one side until the chicken turns white halfway.
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  6. Turn the chicken over and continue to grill until fully cooked. Checking-the-temperature-of-grilling-chicken-Chicken-Marinade-For-The-Grill-©-DearCreatives.com
  7. Test your chicken with a thermometer. Continue to cook until it reaches the minimum internal temperature for chicken-(INTERNAL TEMPERATURE FOR CHICKEN 165F)

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Serve with your favorite side dishes and enjoy! 

Side dishes we like to serve with this grilled chicken recipe are tossed green salad, corn on the cobb, and other vegetables. You can microwave potatoes or bake potatoes and even serve it with Mexican rice or rice pilaf. The combinations are endless, including using canned vegetable staples such as green beans, corn, or a three-bean salad. 

Yield: 4-6

Chicken Marinade For The Grill

Chicken Marinade For The Grill

Chicken Marinade For Grill - chicken marinade makes the chicken so flavorful, the longer you let the chicken sits in the juicy mixture the better the taste! See how easy it is to get tender, flavorful grilled chicken!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • Chicken Breasts (4 -6 Large) Or any regular-size package of chicken
  • Spices - oregano, salt, black pepper, cumin (measurements with instructions)
  • Jalapeno pepper or poblano pepper (1)
  • Lime (1-2) or bottled lime juice (1/4 cup)
  • Juice from 1 Orange 
  • Garlic Cloves (6)
  • Olive Oil

Instructions

How to make the chicken marinade for the grill

  1. Begin by prepping your garlic cloves, jalapeno, lime, and orange. 
  2. First, mince your garlic cloves or crush them. 
  3. Next, seed and chop your jalapeno finely. 
  4. Squeeze your lime and orange into a bowl. 
  5. Measure and add 1/4 cup olive oil into the same bowl as the citrus juices. 
  6. Measure out your spices as follows;1-1/2 tsp. cumin 1/2 tsp. pepper 1 tbsp. oregano 1/4 tsp. salt
  7. Mix all the ingredients together. 
  8. Then add the chicken into a large container for the marinade or Ziplocks bag (this is what I used) and pour the marinade to the container or Ziplock bag. 
  9. Seal or cover the bowl, after mixing. Place the chicken with marinade into the refrigerator for 2 or more hours, up to overnight. 

How to grill the marinated chicken

Take the chicken out of the fridge.

Rub an oil-soaked paper towel over the grill grates. This helps keep the chicken meat from sticking. 

  1. Heat the grill. 
  2. Remove the chicken from the Ziplock or Container (discard excess marinade). Add the chicken on a 375F-degree setting (medium/high) Close the grill top to reduce the chance of flare-ups. 
  3. Grill on one side until the chicken turns white halfway.
  4. Test your chicken with a thermometer. (INTERNAL TEMPERATURE FOR CHICKEN 165F Must be reached for the chicken to be cooked.)
  5. Serve with your favorite side dishes and enjoy! 

Notes

  • The video I included has additional marinades and meal planning ideas.
  • You can omit using plastic bags by putting the chicken and marinade in a deep dish and mixing, then rotating chicken in the marinade after some time prior to grilling or cooking.
  • When grilling check for flair ups, continue cooking. If needed move chicken further from heat source. Finish grilling with lid open if needed.
  • Chicken cook time may vary depending on if the chicken is thick, has bone-in, or is boneless.
  • Roughly 8-12 minutes on each side. (adjusting as needed) And until the minimum temperature of 165 degrees F is reached.

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Cuisine: American / Category: Recipes
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