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Simple Marinated Chicken Breasts Recipe
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Simple Marinated Chicken Breasts Recipe

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My sister shared this recipe with me, and it has been a big hit at Farm Bureau picnics and other get-togethers.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (about 2-1/2 pounds)


  1. In a bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; remove 3/4 cup for basting; cover and refrigerate. In a large resealable plastic bag, place the chicken and remaining marinade. Seal bag and turn to coat, refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Grill chicken covered, over medium heat for 3 minutes on each side. Baste with reserved marinade. Grill 3-4 minutes longer on each side or until juices run clear, basting several times. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Marinated Chicken Breasts in Country Extra July 2004, p49

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jul. 28, 2011

"My family begs me to make this constantly!! It's their favorite chicken recipe!!"

Reviewed Apr. 19, 2009

"These are wonderful, especially on the grill!"

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