Italian Grilled Chicken

Italian Grilled Chicken

Looking for a really amazing Italian Chicken Marinade? Look no further! This simple recipe for Italian Grilled Chicken will be your new favorite dinner idea. The BEST grilled chicken recipe for breasts, legs and thighs!

Looking for a really amazing Italian Chicken Marinade? Look no further! This simple recipe for Italian Grilled Chicken will be your new favorite dinner idea. The BEST grilled chicken recipe for breasts, legs and thighs!

The BEST Italian Chicken Marinade for Italian Grilled Chicken

Does your family love grilled chicken during the summer? Mine definitely does! It’s one of those things that can be marinaded in advance and thrown on the grill for a simple, quick dinner. Best of all it’s lean and healthy, making it perfect for healthy lunches the next day, as well.

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Italian Grilled Chicken is something I’ve been meaning to post on my blog for like 3 years! It’s something I love to make all through the spring and summer, as it’s flavors are excellent with pasta salads or pairing with veggies and fruits. Here’s how to create this incredibly simple Italian Chicken Marinade perfect for grilling season!

Looking for a really amazing Italian Chicken Marinade? Look no further! This simple recipe for Italian Grilled Chicken will be your new favorite dinner idea. The BEST grilled chicken recipe for breasts, legs and thighs!

Step 1: Make the Italian Chicken Marinade

This is basically an Italian dressing. In fact, when I first started making Italian chicken, I used bottled dressings, however, it never tasted right. There were always extra ingredients that I didn’t want. I finally just mixed up my own with these ingredients:

  • olive oil
  • red wine vinegar
  • lemon juice
  • garlic
  • red pepper flakes
  • garlic powder
  • dried oregano
  • dried basil
  • garlic salt
  • ground pepper

This may seem like a lot of ingredients, however, it comes together in a matter of minutes.

 

Looking for a really amazing Italian Chicken Marinade? Look no further! This simple recipe for Italian Grilled Chicken will be your new favorite dinner idea. The BEST grilled chicken recipe for breasts, legs and thighs!

Step 2: Mix the Marinade

In a bowl, whisk together the marinade/dressing. You can also place all of the ingredients into a mason jar, with a tight fitting lid, and shake together.

Pro Tip: Make a double batch. Use half for the marinade and the other half as dressing for a salad to go with the chicken for dinner!

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Looking for a really amazing Italian Chicken Marinade? Look no further! This simple recipe for Italian Grilled Chicken will be your new favorite dinner idea. The BEST grilled chicken recipe for breasts, legs and thighs!

Step 3: Pour over chicken

Place your chicken pieces (you can use a whole, cut chicken, breasts, legs or thighs) into a resealable plastic bag. You can also place the chicken in a shallow baking dish. Pour the marinade over the chicken pieces, and make sure everything is well covered by the marinade.

 

Looking for a really amazing Italian Chicken Marinade? Look no further! This simple recipe for Italian Grilled Chicken will be your new favorite dinner idea. The BEST grilled chicken recipe for breasts, legs and thighs!

Step 4: Refrigerate and let the marinade do the work

Place the marinated chicken into your refrigerator. You can marinate for as little as a couple hours or up to 48 hours. I wouldn’t recommend any longer than that. I will typically mix the marinade together earlier in the day, add the chicken and then refrigerate for the majority of the day. Once I come home from a long day, the chicken in ready to go on to the grill!

 

Looking for a really amazing Italian Chicken Marinade? Look no further! This simple recipe for Italian Grilled Chicken will be your new favorite dinner idea. The BEST grilled chicken recipe for breasts, legs and thighs!

Step 5: Grill the Marinated Italian Chicken

Here’s the standard grill times for chicken:

  • Boneless Chicken Breasts: approximately 6 minutes per side
  • Boneless Chicken Thighs: approximately 4 minutes per side
  • Chicken Legs: approximately 10 minute per side, turning 3 times (30 minutes total)
  • Bone-In Chicken Thighs: approximately 35 minutes total
  • Bone-In Chicken Breasts: approximately 25-30 minutes total

Want to know if your chicken is actually done? Use a meat thermometer to test the chicken. Internal temperature should reach 165 degrees. When you cut into the chicken, the juices should run clear.

Looking for a really amazing Italian Chicken Marinade? Look no further! This simple recipe for Italian Grilled Chicken will be your new favorite dinner idea. The BEST grilled chicken recipe for breasts, legs and thighs!

Serve and Enjoy! I love making this for a simple weeknight dinner. It’s very easy to marinate earlier in the day. Once you come home from work, your chicken is ready to go on the grill. Simple, healthy and delicious!

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Here’s the recipe for my delicious Italian Chicken Marinade & Italian Grilled Chicken:

Yields 6 servings

Serves 4 oz chicken

Italian Grilled Chicken

Looking for a really amazing Italian Chicken Marinade? Look no further! This simple recipe for Italian Grilled Chicken will be your new favorite dinner idea. The BEST grilled chicken recipe for breasts, legs and thighs!

10 minPrep Time

12 minCook Time

22 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs. chicken (breasts, legs or thighs)
  • Italian Chicken Marinade:
  • 1/2 c. olive oil
  • 1/4 c. red wine vinegar
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, add the olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, garlic powder, oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Whisk together to combine.
  2. In a resealable plastic bag or shallow dish, add the chicken, and pour the marinade over the top of the chicken. Turn to coat the chicken in the marinade.
  3. Refrigerate for 2 - 24 hours.
  4. When ready to grill, preheat grill. Lightly oil grill grates to prevent chicken from sticking.
  5. Place the chicken over indirect heat. Discard all remaining marinade.
  6. Grill the chicken for approximately 6 minutes per side, for breasts, 4 minutes per side for thighs and 10 minutes per side for bone-in legs. Chicken is done cooking when juices run clear when cutting.
  7. Rest chicken for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
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Looking for a really amazing Italian Chicken Marinade? Look no further! This simple recipe for Italian Grilled Chicken will be your new favorite dinner idea. The BEST grilled chicken recipe for breasts, legs and thighs!

Comments

  1. Mother of 3 says
    That does sound delicious and oh so easy! Pinned.
  2. Your Italian Grilled Chicken will be delicious! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday! Miz Helen

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