A quick and easy marinade for chicken that is full of flavor and makes grilling, sautéing, or baking delicious chicken a snap.
This chicken marinade is one of my go-to recipes. I use it all the time when I need some chicken cooked up for a variety of uses. I most often use it to make grilled chicken to eat throughout the week on salads for my lunch. I find that if I have a container of grilled and sliced chicken breast ready to eat in the fridge, I’m more likely to throw a salad together when I’m hungry than eating the kid’s left-over peanut butter sandwiches.
I also like this recipe because while it is ranch flavored, it’s a subtle ranch flavor and works well when added to basically anything. Like tonight, I’m using the chicken on top of fettuccine alfredo and I’ve used it inside of casseroles and wrapped up in burritos, too!
It’s pretty self-explanatory. Just mix all the ingredients up, pour over some chicken and let marinade for 4-24 hours. The longer you let it marinade, the better the flavor so if you plan ahead you’ll have some mighty fine chicken on your hands!
- 3 tablespoons or 1 pkg. ranch dressing mix
- 1 tbsp garlic salt
- 2 tbsp water
- 1/4 C olive oil
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and pour over 2-3 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts in a gallon sized ziplock bag. Let marinade in the refrigerator for 4-24 hours.
- Cook as desired, seasoning lightly with salt before cooking.
by Heather Cheney
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