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🍗 Basic Chicken Marinade Recipe 🍗

Looking for a basic chicken marinade recipe? Discover how to make a flavorful marinade for chicken with olive oil, vinegar, herbs, and spices. Perfect for grilling! Try it now!

Basic Chicken Marinade

You will need:

  • raw chickenChicken
  • olive oil bottleOlive Oil
  • vinegar bottleVinegar
  • mixed herbsHerbs
  • mixed spicesSpices


  1. Start by cleaning the chicken and patting it dry.
  2. In a large bowl, combine olive oil, vinegar, herbs, and spices.
  3. Add the chicken to the bowl and ensure it's fully coated with the marinade.
  4. Cover the bowl and let the chicken marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours, or ideally overnight.


The longer the chicken marinates, the more flavorful it will be. You can experiment with different herbs and spices to find a combination that suits your taste.

At Grill Matey, we believe that the secret to a perfectly grilled chicken lies in the marinade. Our Basic Chicken Marinade recipe is a testament to that belief, combining simple ingredients to create a marinade that's packed with flavor. But why stop there? The world of marinades and sauces is vast and exciting, and we're here to guide you through it.

Once you've mastered our basic marinade, why not explore a world of flavor with our best chicken sauces? From tangy barbecue to zesty lemon-herb, there's a sauce for every palate. And if you're feeling adventurous, you can even try creating your own homemade sauce recipes.

Marinating is an art, and like any art form, it requires patience and knowledge. The longer you marinate your chicken, the more flavorful it will be. But how long is too long? Find out in our FAQ on marinating times. You might also be curious about over-marinating and its effects on your chicken.

While our basic marinade is a great starting point, there are countless ways to customize it. Want to add a fruity twist to your marinade? Check out our best fruit-based marinades. Or perhaps you're interested in spicing things up? We've got you covered with our top-rated seasonings for marinating chicken.

Remember, grilling is not just about the destination (a juicy, flavorful piece of chicken), but also about the journey (the marinating process). So, don your apron, fire up the grill, and let's embark on a grilling adventure together!