Marinated Chicken Recipe for the Grill

Marinated Grilled Chicken Thighs served with tricolored rotini pasta salad and sweet corn.

This Marinated Chicken Recipe is absolutely amazing.  It’s easy, marinates quickly and is delicious.  This chicken combo is perfect on the grill for every night dining or summer entertaining and for picnic packing.

Marinated Chicken Thighs cooked on a light blue decorative plate with tricolored rotini pasta salad made with balsamic dressing, diced sharp cheese, diced turkey pepperoni, diced bell peppers and a side of cooked corn on the cob.

Marinated Chicken Recipe for the Grill

Whether you are picnicking trackside or in the backyard, this marinated chicken recipe is certain to be a hit with friends and family.  It’s delicious right off the grill or packed in a cooler.

A friend actually shared this grilled chicken marinade recipe with me years ago and I have tweaked it throughout the years. It’s a big hit in my house!

Here’s the printable recipe for your convenience;

Marinated Chicken Recipe for the Grill

Marinated Grilled Chicken Thighs served with tricolored rotini pasta salad and sweet corn.


  • 2 - 3 pounds chicken thighs, boneless & skinless
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup light olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon McCormick poultry seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons white ground pepper


Add the vinegar, olive oil, eggs, sea salt, poultry seasoning and white ground pepper into a bowl.  

Whisk the ingredients together.

Place the chicken in a glass baking dish and cover with the marinade. Or, put everything into a large freezer bag.  

You don’t have to marinade over night with this recipe, a few hours before grilling is all that is necessary.  

Grill & serve!

More on Making this Recipe:

Chicken: What kind of chicken should you use?

My husband will tell you chicken thighs.  I will tell you chicken breasts!  I’ve made it both ways.  When I use the chicken breast I actually like to either cut it into strips or filets;  I typically pound my filets before marinating.

I almost always buy the boneless, skinless options.  Why?  It’s simply a timesaver, especially when it’s on sale. 

Time Saver: Prep the meat right after you purchase it, mix the marinade and then freeze it in the marinade. As it freezes & thaws it marinates making it a great last minute grab from the freezer with unexpected guests & keeps entertaining easy on busy days.

Left-overs:  The left-overs can be turned into a delicious chicken salad giving it a whole new twist, which means you have a second dinner with very little fuss. 

Simply dice it up, add in a little mayo & just a bit of finely chopped Vidalia onion and serve it on a bed of lettuce or your favorite bread, pita or wrap.

Side Dishes:  The answer to this question = endless options.  I paired this chicken with a traditional tricolored pasta and corn on the cob for the photograph, but it’s equally great with a green salad, fruit salad, sliced watermelon, grilled veggies, etc.

Check out my Mint Watermelon Salad.

More Grilled Chicken Recipes:  Looking for more grilled chicken recipes to try?  Check out my Teriyaki Marinade Recipe.  It’s equally delicious with a whole new twist of flavor.

Chicken grilled in a teriyaki marinade sliced in a wrap with romaine lettuce and fresh sliced tomatoes in a whole grain flatbread on a turquoise dish served with a side of fresh cooked sugar snap peas.

Teriyaki Marinade Recipe Link


These recipes (and one other) were featured in the Summer Issue of Simply Saratoga.

I am very honored to be a part of this amazing magazine….

Simply Saratoga Summer Issue



13 Comments on “Marinated Chicken Recipe for the Grill”

  1. That is a nice picnic idea, I am just in the planning stage for a picnic so this is helpful. Thanks for bringing this easy picnic idea to #HomeMattersParty

    1. THANK YOU for pinning. I love simple sides and grilled chicken too! Hope you are having a good summer…

  2. Wishing you a great 4th of July Celebration and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday! The links will be open early tomorrow, see you then.
    Miz Helen

  3. Pingback: Teriyaki Chicken Marinade Recipe is deliciously easy for a flavorful dinner

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