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Simple Marinated Chicken Breasts

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


  • 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)


  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • Rita
    Aug 10, 2017

    Very yummy and succulent. The flavors are subtle yet satisfying. I don't have a grill so pan fried it and even then it did not dry out

  • The Florist
    Jul 28, 2011

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

    Apr 19, 2009

    These are wonderful, especially on the grill!