Linda’s Best Marinated Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 40 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 25, 2022
I have been using this grilled chicken recipe since I was 12 years old. That's 40-plus years! It is so moist and delicious, it will melt in your mouth. —Linda Pace, Lees Summit, Missouri
Linda's Best Marinated Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/4 cups olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up


  1. Place the first eight ingredients in a blender; cover and process until blended. Pour 2 cups marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  2. Drain chicken, discarding marinade in bag. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat 40-45 minutes or until juices run clear, turning occasionally and basting with reserved marinade during the last 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

7 ounces cooked chicken: 533 calories, 38g fat (8g saturated fat), 131mg cholesterol, 299mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 42g protein.