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Recipe for BBQ Chicken Marinade.

BBQ Chicken Marinade

BBQ Chicken Marinade is the perfect mixture of tangy barbecue sauce mixed with zesty Italian dressing. Your chicken will be so tender you won't even need a knife to cut it.
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  • 2 lbs chicken breast boneless, skinless
  • 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Italian Dressing
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic pressed


  • To make marinade, whisk together the BBQ sauce, Italian dressing, apple cider vinegar, and pressed garlic.
  • Poke chicken all over with a fork. Place the chicken in a dish or zip top bag and pour the marinade over the chicken to cover completely. Refrigerate for up to 4 hours, with a minimum of 30 minutes.
  • Heat the grill to medium heat and brush with oil to prevent sticking. Place chicken on the grill and cook for 4-6 minutes per side, depending on thickness. Cook to an internal temperature of 165˚F.
  • Once done, remove chicken from grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Then serve warm. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

Cooking variations

Baked BBQ Chicken

  1. Let the chicken marinate for 2 hours.
  2. Place chicken breast on a cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  3. Spread an additional layer of BBQ sauce over chicken breast
  4. Continue to cook for 10+ more minutes or until chicken is cooked through (165˚F internal temp)

Crockpot BBQ Chicken

  1. Place the chicken with marinade in a slow cooker
  2. Cook on low for 2 hours
  3. Remove chicken breast and shred
  4. Mix shredded chicken back into juices and cook 30 more minutes
  5. Add more BBQ sauce if desired.

Skillet BBQ Chicken

  1. Chop chicken into 1 in pieces or cut into thin fillets.
  2. Marinate for 2 hours.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil over medium high heat.
  4. Add chicken pieces (without extra marinade)
  5. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side

Nutrition Information:

Serving: 7ozCalories: 360kcal (18%)Carbohydrates: 17g (6%)Protein: 49g (98%)Fat: 9g (14%)Saturated Fat: 2g (13%)Cholesterol: 145mg (48%)Sodium: 777mg (34%)Potassium: 943mg (27%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 14g (16%)Vitamin A: 148IU (3%)Vitamin C: 4mg (5%)Calcium: 27mg (3%)Iron: 1mg (6%)

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)