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All Purpose Grilled Chicken

Course Main Course
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinade Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 25 minutes
Servings 8
Author Laura Doerr


  • 2-3 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts about 10 medium breasts
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • black pepper


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together all of the marinade ingredients. Add in raw chicken breasts, and toss to coat. Refrigerate for about 3-5 hours, stirring once to make sure all are coated.

  2. When ready to grill, preheat a clean grill to about 425 degrees. Place chicken on grill, cook on one side for about 7-10 minutes and then flip. Cook the other side for another 7-10 minutes depending on the thickness of your chicken. Internal temp should reach 165 degrees.

  3. Let chicken breasts rest once off the grill for about 5-10 minutes before slicing. Eat as is with your favorite sides, or slice and freeze for easy meals later.

Recipe Notes

If you're only making 4 chicken breasts, cut the marinade recipe in half.

Marinade would be great with pork chops or tenderloin, or turkey.

No grill? No problem, just bake the marinated chicken at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until internal temp reaches 165 degrees.