Patrick's Secret Chicken Marinade (For Grilling)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

Super marinade for chicken on the gas or charcoal grill. This recipe produces enough liquid to marinate about 6 pounds of chicken.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Run all ingredients through a food processor or blender until it is liquified.
  2. Poke the chicken parts, 4-5 times each with a fork and lay it in a casserole dish.
  3. Pour the marinade over the chicken, cover with cling wrap, and allow to marinate for 8-12 hours, turning it at least one time.
  4. When the chicken is first put on the grill, you can pour some marinade over it, but not within 20 minutes of the chicken coming off the grill.
  5. NOTE: This marinade also works well for raw shrimp that you plan to grill.


Most Helpful

First off, I should say that I skipped the vodka as we didn't have any in the house. That being said, we really liked this marinade. I through some frozen chicken breasts in a ziploc with this let it sit over night, flipped it at noon the next day, and cooked them that evening. My chicken breasts didn't thaw completely, so next time I will make sure they thaw completely so it can penitrate better. It had a nice mellow smokey taste, with no one spice or flavor overwhelming. The chicken was juicy, which isn't always easy with those frozen chicken breasts. Top notch! Thanks Bone Man!

French Lavender June 30, 2007

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