If you are looking for the best chicken marinade for grill recipe, the following might appeal to you. Combining garlic, basil, red onion and more, to make a full-flavored marinade, this can be used to marinate chicken for up to twelve hours. Cooking the chicken over a charcoal grill finishes it off to perfection, adding a smoky flavor too.
You can of course use a gas or electric grill if that is all you have but you will not get the same smoky flavor from one of those. If the weather is poor though, an indoor electric grill is better than nothing at all, and it means you will get to experience the wonderful taste of this basil chicken marinade recipe.
Garnish the chicken with extra basil sprigs if you choose, and perhaps serve it on a bed of boiled white rice or mashed potatoes. This is a fairly simple chicken marinade recipe and if you are having friends over for a cookout it is a nice one to make. There are lots of different recipes to choose from when marinating chicken, and this is one of the tastiest despite it being so easy to put together.
Chicken Marinade for Grill with Garlic
Summary: Red onion, basil and garlic are among the ingredients in this flavorful grilled chicken marinade recipe. This will give your poultry a mouthwatering flavor and help keep it moist too.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 whole boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, ½ lb each
- 1 whole chopped garlic clove
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
- 1 tablespoon chopped basil leaves
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
Whisk the vinegar, oil, onion, basil, garlic, salt and peppercorns together.
Transfer the marinade into a gallon Ziploc bag and seal it.
Add the chicken, shake to combine, then refrigerate for at least 3 hours (or up to 12 hours).
Preheat the grill.
Take the chicken out of the marinade and grill it, turning once, for 4 minutes per side or until it is cooked through.
Enough for (Serves 4).
Preparation time is approximately 15 min
Grilling chicken on a grate will give it attractive grill-marks, and that is part of the appeal, as well as the wonderful smoky flavor it takes on. Using this basil marinade infuses your chicken with flavor and transforms it from a basic ingredient into something tasty and special. Serve the chicken with colorful ingredients like the carrot, broccoli and tomato you see in this picture, or take your pick from lots of different side dish options to personalize the dish and make it unique. A sprig of rosemary, basil or parsley finishes off the presentation perfectly.