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Herbed Grilled Chicken Marinade

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This quick & healthy Herbed Grilled Chicken marinade is on the menu very often in the summer! It is packed with flavor thanks to the mix of fresh herbs.  I love making extra grilled chicken for a leftover night or picnic night.  Many summer nights are played by ear so I like to cook a big batch on Monday and can use when we need it over the week (lunch, picnic nights or dinners).  I am not a fan of reheated meat and find that grilled chicken cold is still good!

This herbed grilled chicken marinade comes together with 5 simple ingredients.

Grilled Chicken marinated with Fresh Herbs - Photo

  • Chicken: this works with chicken breasts, thighs or tenders
  • Lemon Juice – you can buy it pre-squeezed to make it easier or substitute a little more vinegar if you are out
  • Balsamic Vinegar – red wine vinegar works as well
  • Herbs: Your favorite blend!! I love rosemary, sage, thyme (when I have) and basil
  • Garlic: if you are short on time or don’t have you can use garlic powder instead

Grilled Chicken marinated with Fresh Herbs - Photo

You can measure all of the ingredients in a bowl or dish and then just marinate for 2-6 hours and grill! Super easy and great for the summer especially.  I love making a batch of my mixed everything bagel seasoning veggies to go with it.

Easy Flavorful Grilled Chicken - Photo

Grilled Chicken marinated with Fresh Herbs - Photo

Herbed Grilled Chicken Marinade

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Marinating Time: 2 hours
Servings:1 lbs of Chicken
Course:Main Course
Keyword:Grill, marinade, paleofriendly, Quick Recipes, Summer, whole30approved


  • 1.5 lbs chicken breasts, tenders or thighs
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar or red wine vingar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or oil of choice
  • 3 garlic cloves minced or 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 lemon squeezed
  • 1 handful of mixed herbs about 2tbsp chopped


  • Chop herbs
  • Measure and mix balsamic vinegar, lemon juice,olive oil, garlic, fresh herbs and salt into a plastic bag or shallow glass dish
  • Add chicken and shake (if using bag) or toss to coat
  • Let marinade for at least one hour or up to one day
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