Kittencal's Easy Marinade for Grilled Chicken

"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!"
Kittencal's Easy Marinade for Grilled Chicken created by Loves2Teach
Ready In:


  • 1 (475 ml) bottle kraft Italian salad dressing (not low-fat)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (optional but good to add in I always do)
  • 14 cup vegetable oil or 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh minced garlic (or to taste, the more the better I say!)
  • 12 teaspoon black pepper


  • In a large bowl mix all ingredients together until well blended.
  • Add in chicken pieces, cover and refrigerate for 6-8 hours.
  • When ready to grill, remove the chicken from the marinade and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Season the chicken with seasoning salt and pepper, then grill.
  • There is enough marinade for up to 10 pieces of chicken.
  • Delicious!
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  1. 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!
  2. Kristi 11
    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
  3. StephanieNS
    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!
  4. MikosMom
    Perfect marinade for boneless chicken breasts! They smelled sooo good when they came off the grill and tasted even better. Thanks so much!
  5. Loves2Teach
    Kittencal's Easy Marinade for Grilled Chicken Created by Loves2Teach

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