Easy Grilled Chicken Marinade

Easy Grilled Chicken Marinade

25 reviews, 4.6 star(s). 79% would make again

Ready in 4 hours

My family has enjoyed this grilled chicken marinade for more than two decades, which I think originally came from the Star Ledger of Newark NJ.

The recipe is simple -- dare I say foolproof? -- and delicious... And the smell coming off the grill has always been a sure sign of summertime. I like to pair this with fresh green beans, corn on the cob or couscous.

"My family also enjoyed this, I did have to translate what non-reactive meant as English is not my first language. I should have listened to my 11 year old. Plastic! She says. But she cleaned her dish off as did we all."


3 whole Eggs; whisked
2 tablespoons White vinegar
3 tablespoons Fresh parsley; chopped finely
2 teaspoons Salt
1 teaspoon Freshly ground pepper
3 tablespoons Vegetable oil
1 whole Yellow or white onion; finely diced
4 whole Chicken breasts; or chicken skin-on

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



Prepare marinade:

In a non-reactive bowl, whisk egg and add in all other ingredients.

Add chicken. Marinade in a ziploc bag for at least 4 hours; ideally 1-2 days. Turn occasionally.

Prepare medium-hot grill. Let it warm up at least 15 minutes. Place chicken on the grill. After 3 minutes, pick it up and give it a quarter turn. Sear another 3 minutes. Flip over. After 3 more minutes, give it another quarter-turn. Grill until internal temperature reads 160 degrees F, about 10 minutes total depending upon thickness.

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i would kill for it
OwenGrad 3m ago

Omg wow! I didn't have fresh parsley or an onion so I used dried parsley and onion powder. It's still excellent. I cannot wait to try with the fresh ingredients!
littlebetty24 8m ago

vanzdeez 10m ago

My kids loved this, said the chicken was juicy and flavorful....I used drumsticks instead of breasts
RachelHenny 1y ago

This was very easy. I marinated the chicken for two days, then grilled it. All of the chicken was juicy, tender and flavorful. Thank you for the recipe!
runswithfork 1y ago

This is easy to prepare and tastes great off the grill. Very flaorful and great presentation.
rotuck 1y ago

number1nama580 2y ago

Too salty for me. I basted with marinade while cooking, that could be the reason. Thanks for sharing.
gstrun 3y ago

8 hour marinade. Very moist, very good.
itzrobin 3y ago

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