Combine all ingredients in a bowl or freezer bag. Add chicken and toss well to combine.
Marinade for at least 30 minutes (or up to 4 hours) before cooking chicken.
Preheat grill to medium high heat.
Place chicken on the grill for 7-8 minutes. Flip over and cook an additional 7-8 minutes or until no pink remains and chicken reaches 165°F.
Rest 3-5 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!
A marinade is the perfect way to add flavor to grilled chicken (and it can help tenderize). I try to allow for 30 minutes or more if possible! There are a few essential ingredients in a marinade.
Oil: Most often the base of marinades.
Acid: This helps tenderize the meat by breaking down tougher proteins (vinegar or lemon juice are good options)
Sugar: Helps with flavor and the caramelization process. (Honey or brown sugar are common).
Seasonings: This is the flavor profile, you can use anything from Italian seasoning to curry powder to season your marinade. This may or may not include salt.
Time: Give yourself time to allow your meat to marinade. The purpose of the marinade is not only to add flavor but to help tenderize your meat. For chicken allow 30 min to 4 hrs.
The marinade in this recipe caramelizes on the outside of the chicken when grilled, creating a beautiful flavor and an incredibly juicy tender chicken breast!