Kittencal's Easy Marinade for Grilled Chicken

READY IN: 6hrs
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

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!

Top Review by linguinelisa

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!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 475 ml bottlekraft Italian salad dressing (not low-fat)
  • 14.79 ml Dijon mustard (optional but good to add in I always do)
  • 59.14 ml vegetable oil or 59.14 ml olive oil
  • 44.37 ml fresh minced garlic (or to taste, the more the better I say!)
  • 2.46 ml 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!

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