Grilled Chicken Marinades

Grilled Chicken Marinades

40-minute recipe Serves 4
Did you know that using mayo in your chicken marinades helps seal in the juices, and boosts the flavour? These chicken marinade recipes come down to a simple formula: Mix a sugar with acid (a mayo or a vinegar), add flavouring (herbs, garlic, cheeses or spices), and let it sit with your chicken for up to an hour before grilling.
40-minute recipe Serves 4


Prep: 20-minute | Cook: 20-minute
  • 1

    Stir chicken stock with one of the following ingredient combinations in a small bowl. Transfer mixture to a large resealable bag.

  • 2

    Add chicken to bag and massage to coat. Let marinate for at least 15 minutes.

  • 3

    Preheat barbecue to medium. Place chicken on grill. Barbecue, lid closed, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part reads 165°F, about 8 to 10 minutes per side.

    Maple Mustard BBQ Rub
    2 tbsp maple syrup, 1 tbsp grainy mustard, 1 clove garlic, chopped, 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

    Rosemary Garlic BBQ Rub
    1/4 cup mayonnaise, 1 tbsp packed brown sugar, 1 clove garlic, chopped, 1 tsp apple cider vinegar, 1/4 tsp chopped fresh rosemary

    Sweet Chipotle BBQ Rub
    1/4 cup strawberry, peach or orange preserves, 1 tbsp chopped sweet onion or shallot, 1 tsp apple cider vinegar, 1/4 tsp ground chipotle pepper

    Buffalo BBQ Rub
    1/4 cup mayonnaise, 1 tbsp packed brown sugar, 1 tbsp hot sauce

    Parmesan Italian BBQ Rub
    1/4 cup mayonnaise, 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese, 1 tbsp packed brown sugar, 1 tsp apple cider vinegar, 1/2 tsp dried Italian seasoning

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