Kittencal's Easy Marinade for Grilled Chicken

Total Time
Prep 6 hrs
Cook 0 mins

If you are in a hurry and want a great marinade for chicken this is it! marinade for about 6-8 hours, no longer than 8 hours as the vinegar will start to "cook" the chicken.... I find that Kraft Italian is the best for this and by the sounds of it this marinade works on beef too so you might want to give that a try!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (475 ml) bottlekraft Italian salad dressing (not low-fat)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (optional but good to add in I always do)
  • 14 cup vegetable oil or 14 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh minced garlic (or to taste, the more the better I say!)
  • 12 teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a large bowl mix all ingredients together until well blended.
  2. Add in chicken pieces, cover and refrigerate for 6-8 hours.
  3. When ready to grill, remove the chicken from the marinade and pat dry with paper towels.
  4. Season the chicken with seasoning salt and pepper, then grill.
  5. There is enough marinade for up to 10 pieces of chicken.
  6. Delicious!


Most Helpful

This was awesome! I used the mustard and garlic powder (unfortunately my fresh garlic had gone time I will definetely add some). I had read a suggestion some where that you make slits in the chicken.....being careful not to cut all the way that the marinade could penetrate deeper and to help with the cooking time. I marinated the chicken this way for about 5 hours and it was great! Thanks for posting!

linguinelisa June 09, 2012

Kittencal you are amazing! Everytime I look for recipe and your name comes up I know it will be good :) That said this is good and so easy don't skip the dijon it adds the extra kick. I marinated about five hours it has a great subtle taste try it you won't be sorry

Kristi #11 July 25, 2009

This was a delicious marinade for chicken breasts. I halved the recipe to marinate four chicken breasts and they turned out sooo yummy. I will be using this marinade again..thank you!

StephanieNS January 13, 2009

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