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Memorize This Grilled Chicken Marinade Recipe ASAP

updated Sep 11, 2019
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Chrissy Teigen has some strong opinions about chicken breasts (namely that chicken breasts are inferior to all other cuts of chicken, especially thighs) and we can’t help but agree with her.

But just because Chrissy Teigen says “down with breasts!” doesn’t mean that we have to wage war on them. In fact, we’re here to share at least one way to ensure that your chicken breasts are not the worst. Dare we say, when prepared like this, they’re actually really good?

Enter this grilled chicken marinade recipe from Chelsea’s Messy Apron, aka a chicken breast miracle worker. With just ten minutes and a few staple ingredients, you will do your chicken breast the biggest f(l)avor of its life.

You will need: chicken breasts (lol), vegetable oil, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, red wine vinegar, lemon zest and juice, black pepper, flat-leaf parsley, yellow mustard, garlic, and honey.

A few important notes for those who attempt this recipe:

  1. Set aside some marinade before adding the chicken in to soak. This reserve is for brushing on as it grills.
  2. Be sure to pound your chicken breasts into even pieces before marinating for optimal results and even cooking.
  3. Only marinate the chicken for 5-6 hours — no more, no less.

Down with chicken breasts no more!

Get the recipe: Grilled Chicken Marinade from Chelsea’s Messy Apron

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