DELICIOUS Juicy Grilled Chicken Marinade

Chicken breasts can be bland and dry if you aren't using a flavorful marinade or sauce.  That is what we experienced, until we began using this SUPER simple marinade.  I use this whenever I want the chicken to have just a bit more flavor or if it's going to be standing on it's own.  I use it on chicken when I make grilled chicken, grilled chicken subs, Quick & Easy Chicken Parm, chicken for kebabs, chicken for chicken salad sandwiches, etc.

As noted, it's best not to let it marinate for longer than 3 hours as the lemon juice starts to break down the meat and after 3 hours it will start changing the meat to a bit of a mushy texture.  At 2-3 hours of marinating time you will get a lightly flavored and juicy chicken breast.  And, of course, make sure not to overcook your chicken.  Unfortunately, overcooking will always result in dry chicken.

Delicious & Simple Juicy Chicken Marinade

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon runny honey (if it isn't runny, heat first)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, unthawed if frozen **double or triple the recipe if marinating more breasts and/or bone-in cuts**

Mix the olive oil, lemon juice, water, honey, garlic salt, salt, and pepper.  Place chicken breasts in a sealable container or bag.  Add marinade.  Seal and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, but up to 8 hours.  Grill or saute.

**I like to slice whole boneless chicken breasts in half, leaving me with 2 thinner, equal-sized breasts.  It takes the marinade much better AND is quick and easy to cook!**

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