Total Time
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 0 mins

This marinade produces a very moist chicken breast with lots of flavor, no need to marinate for more than 2-3 hours, or the acid in the lemon will start to "cook" the chicken. Adjust the hot sauce to taste. This recipe can be doubled if desired.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Process the first 7 ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth, scraping down sides of the bowl frequently; remove about 1/4 cup of the mixture to a small bowl, cover and refrigerate.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in a shallow glass dish; pour the marinade over and toss using clean hands to coat the chicken with marinade.
  3. Place in the refrigerator for about 2-3 hours, turning the bag occasionally.
  4. Remove the chicken and discard the marinade.
  5. Season the chicken with seasoned salt and more black pepper.
  6. Grill or broil the chicke breasts until completely cooked, basting frequently with the reserved 1/4 cup lemon marinade.


Most Helpful

Tired of the same old boring grilled chicken, I cringed when my husband requested it for dinner. Pulled up this recipe and LOVED the results. Even the process was fun and gave me a chance to get my 6 year old involved. We threw the ingredients into my nutribullet, gave it a whirl and out came a creamy and tasty marinade. In the fridge for 2 hours, onto the grill and everyone ate it up. My 7 year old said this is the only way he now wants his chicken :) Thank you Kittencal... you've done it again!!! I don't know why I try anyone else's recipes when yours are great everytime. God bless :)

dihaggar August 07, 2014

This was amazing!! So easy and delicious! I did add some minced garlic to the marinade and I didn't have any regular hot sauce, but I did have some Chipotle Tabasco and it worked great in the recipe!! Wish I could upload a photo of it! I sent a pic to my daughter and she insisted on the recipe!! Thanks for sharing this, I will definitely use this again!!

rachael_berbe July 30, 2016

I poured all the ingredients for the marinade in a bag and put the chicken in it to marinate. Maybe only 1 hour and a half. Cause I did it too late. I was supposed to puree it in the blender but forgot. I didn't use celery salt but used seasoning salt. The taste of the chicken was very tasty and it was tender a lot. Thanks Kit. Made for 123 hit wonders.

Boomette July 29, 2008

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