homemade marinade

Homemade Marinade for Grilled Chicken

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This recipe for homemade marinade comes from my sister Alice, and it’s in our cookbook Second Batch Recipes. Mix up the marinade the evening before and allow it to seep into the chicken during the  night.

After marinating the chicken for several hours or overnight, grill, and serve. If you are serving a crowd, you can keep chicken warm in stoneware while you grill more chicken. There are so many choices of sides, from a full-course meal to a picnic-type meal. You choose.

I like to use skinless, boneless chicken breast. Slice it into 2-3 inch wide sections. Once it is grilled, you can cut it into smaller pieces. You’ll find it goes further and is easier for your guests (especially children) to handle.

homemade marinade

You can mix up the dry i in bulk; when you want to marinade the chicken, add the wet ingredients (vegetable oil and lemon juice) and you’re good to go. Alice says 2 Tablespoons of dry spices will do 2-3 lb. of chicken.


The marinade

homemade marinade

Homemade Marinade for Grilled Chicken

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Make your own marinade and then marinate the chicken for several hours or overnight. It's simple and easy, and you know exactly what ingredients you are using because you're make your own marinade.
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine American
Servings 8 -12


  • 2-3 lb. chicken breasts
  • 2 Tablespoons minced onion
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon each of oregano pepper, ginger, basil, poultry seasoning


  • Mix all ingredients and put into a bag or container with the chicken breasts.
  • Marinate for at least 4 hours, but overnight is fine also.
  • Grill chicken on medium heat for 20-30 minutes, until no longer pink in the middle
  • Serve

homemade marinade for chicken

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