Chicken Marinade

One of my favorite things about summer is the food.  We often fill the grill and then eat from that one cooking session for the rest of the week.  Love it!


My uncle clued me in to what is now our favorite marinade for grilled chicken breasts.  It doesn’t get any easier than this!

Grilled Chicken Marinade

  • 3-4 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 c. barbecue sauce
  • 1 c. Italian salad dressing

Put the chicken breasts in a resealable, gallon-size plastic bag.  Dump in the barbecue sauce and salad dressing (I never measure).  Shake, flip, and otherwise mix it all together.  Let sit in the fridge for several hours or overnight, flipping the bag whenever you think about it.  Grill as usual.

Delicious as the main dish with a side of potatoes, rice, or grilled veggies, this chicken also makes a perfect salad topping or stir fry addition.  Oh, and fajitas… very yummy in fajitas!

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  1. Yum! That marinade sounds delicious, and super easy.

  2. Sounds yummy and really easy!! We will have to try it the next time we grill! Thanks!

  3. Oh, yum! I’ve done the italian dressing but with bbq sauce, too, sounds delish!

  4. Looks yummy! I will have to try that 🙂

    I came here through WFMW, great blog 🙂 Im subscribing 🙂 I love tiny towns!

  5. That’s sounds great! And great tip about grilling all the meat for the week.
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. I am ALL about marinating chicken. It makes it seem more palatable to this recovering vegetarian. And I really want to use the grill more this summer, too! Thanks, Amy – you hit a home run with this one! :>)

  7. sounds delicious, Im gonna give it a try!

  8. Oh, I am SO GLAD to have a new chicken recipe! Thank you, thank you, thank you. I have been watching my weight, and eating lots of chicken lately, so this is perfect timing. Sounds delicious!

    Now can you tell me how to make a perfect London Broil? I refuse to ever buy it again. I have ruined one too many. LOL!


  9. Wow, this is my kind of cooking! I love that it uses so few ingredients and you don’t even have to measure! Thank you for sharing.

  10. How funny; I’ve been making marinade this for awhile now, and was planning on mentioning on my blog eventually. I usually use equal parts of bbq sauce and dressing, though. This also makes a great dipping/steak sauce.

  11. Hi Amy,
    This looks so good.

  12. This post is like a breath of fresh spring air!
    I need to get grilling.

  13. Lisa Walters says:

    I did try your italian dressing/bbq sauce marinade and it’s wonderful! Wonderful! it’s now my go to sauce. thanks for posting it.

  14. Tried it, loved it, posted about it (link under my name), will be using it heavily! Now, I need some pointers on the grilling part . . . :>)


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