Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

This 3 ingredient marinade is recommended for pork chops or chicken breasts. Why crazy? The main ingredient is lemonade! The recipe is from a Betty Crocker on the grill cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. If using fresh basil, cut into thin strips.
  2. Mix all ingredients.
  3. To use: Pour about 1/2 of the marinade over 2 pounds of pork chops or chicken breasts, cover& refrigerate at least 1 hour but no more than 2 hours; this reserves 1/2 of the marinade for a basting sauce while cooking.
Most Helpful

I used fresh basil from my garden. We all enjoyed this recipe. The chicken was moist with a great taste of lemon-basil. Thanks Susie :) made for PAC Fall 2011

Boomette October 13, 2011

OK, so I really thought this 'was' CrAzY, but, I wanted to try it anyway! We grilled the chicken breasts, and the flavor was a bit understated, at first...I saved a breast, for a lunch salad the next day, and WOW, the basil is more pronounced and the lemon was even a bit tangier. I appreciated how easy it was to throw this together; makes it a winner for a week night. Chicken in the marinade in the morning = lovely grilled chicken in the evening! Thanks for sharing, Susie D!

alligirl April 22, 2010

Loved this great marinade! Used fresh basil and marinated boneless skinless chicken breasts. The extra marinade makes a great glaze for the finished chicken and adds that much more flavor. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Made for Spring Pick-A-Chef 2013

loof April 14, 2013