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Speedy Chicken Marinade

This is the best "fooler" recipe I've ever used. It takes just a few minutes but looks like you fussed. You can even place frozen chicken breasts in the marinade and allow them to defrost and marinade in the refrigerator overnight.—Nan Haring, Portage, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1-1/2 to 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts


  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the dressing mix, red wine vinegar and soy sauce. Add chicken breasts. Seal and refrigerate for several hours.
  • Remove chicken from the marinade and grill over medium-hot heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until chicken juices run clear.

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  • Summersh
    Dec 16, 2016

    Great recipe

  • bmlink627
    Apr 23, 2016

    This is definitely a kitchen keeper. 100% Yummy!

  • homemaker27
    Jul 22, 2015

    Have my chicken marinating in the fridge for this weekend when my family is going camping. Had only enough ingredients for 1 recipe but had 7 thighs and 3 drumsticks. Only change I made was I only had white wine vinegar. Will update on how it turned out. 1/5/2017 wow forgot I made this one and didn't come back and update :( now I'm back making it again. Have it marinating at the moment.

  • Taxmaster
    Jun 27, 2015

    Just used this for the second time last night - took the marinated and grilled chicken to a potluck and it received rave reviews. It smelled wonderful as it was grilling, and tasted great. This one is definitely going in my recipe box.

  • jstowellsupermom
    Oct 3, 2013

    Delicious!!! And I love that the ingredients are ones I usually have on hand!!! Definetly added to the family favorite list!!

  • MarineMom_texas
    Aug 8, 2013

    This is my new go-to recipe when marinating chicken. This marinade is absolutely delicious and so quick and easy to prepare. I left my chicken in the marinade overnight and all the next day because we ate out at the last minute. The longer marinating time didn't hurt at all. That chicken was mouth-watering good. Definitely worth five stars.

  • 51pets
    Jun 7, 2013

    absolutely super!!

  • barblucht
    Mar 25, 2013

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  • LauraManning
    Mar 22, 2012

    Very tasty and easy to throw together. Nice that it doesn't require a long time to marinate.

  • carrie carney
    Aug 25, 2011

    Super easy and very good. I marinated chicken breasts and grilled them and the flavor was excellent. I can't wait to try it with steak.