Best Chicken Marinade

Best Chicken Marinade

This is the best chicken marinade for grilling! For tender, juicy chicken with a beautiful caramel color, this easy recipe is a must-try. Don't marinate the chicken for more than 4 hours, or the lemon juice will affect the texture. This is my fiancé's favorite chicken.
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  1. Step 1

    Mix olive oil, soy sauce, lemon juice, liquid smoke, mustard, pepper, and garlic powder together in a large glass or ceramic bowl.
  2. Step 2

    Place chicken in the bowl turn to coat with marinade. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 4 hours. Do not marinate longer than 4 hours.
  3. Step 3

    Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  4. Step 4

    Remove chicken from the marinade and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade.
  5. Step 5

    Cook chicken on the preheated grill until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 6 to 8 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).