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Perfect-Every-Thyme Marinade Recipe

I prepare this often at shows when demonstrating how to cook on gas grills. People are always pleased with the fantastic flavor. It really is perfect every time!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min. YIELD:4-6 servings


  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)


  • 1. In a small saucepan, combine the first four ingredients; cook and stir over low heat. Bring to a boil (mixture will foam). Remove from the heat; cool.
  • 2. Pour into a large resealable bag; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate overnight.
  • 3. Drain and discard marinade. Grill chicken, uncovered, over low heat for 5-8 minutes a side or until a thermometer reads 165°. Yield: 4-6 servings.

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kbabe819 User ID: 3846515 201995
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2014

"It was good but not outstanding. Tasted like exactly what was in it. Flavors didn't meld together."

rugby_shirt_girl User ID: 4254118 73480
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2012

"Great taste and kept the chicken so moist. I used agave nectar in place of the honey to keep my blood sugar from spiking, and it worked well."

god'slillgirl User ID: 5389671 19047
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2010

"This is a really tasty recipie thay is really quick to make!!! Everyone loved it!"

wadini User ID: 1280876 42354
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2009

"I love this recipe. We have eaten it directly from the grill; cold a day later as sandwiches, over a salad, etc. The flavor is great."

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