Grilled Chicken Marinade Italian Dressing Based

Grilled Chicken Marinade Italian Dressing Based

Grilled Chicken Marinade Italian Dressing Based is a great idea either for a crowd or dinner for two. Simply boneless breasts marinated in Italian dressing.

Bottled Italian style dressing is one of my go-to marinades. It’s a cheap, quick, and easy marinade that adds flavor and tenderness. I use it for pork and beef also.

This recipe calls for chicken breasts but it will work just as well with dark meat chicken.

It takes about half a bottle of Italian dressing for 4 chicken breasts, so you have plenty for the salad you can serve with it. Use the whole bottle of Italian dressing for a crowd of 10 or more.

Don’t reuse the dressing that you marinate the chicken in. You certainly don’t want to make your guests sick!

You can transport the chicken breasts right in the container they have been marinating into the beach, park or your backyard. You’ll love the convenience and the flavor, and the savings don’t hurt either!

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Grilled Chicken Marinade Italian Dressing Based
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Marinade Time
4 hrs
Total Time
35 mins

An easy marinade that adds not only great flavor but tenderness also!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Grilling
Servings: 4
Calories: 260 kcal
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 bottle Italian dressing regular or light
  • kosher salt
  • ground black pepper
  1. Pour the Italian dressing over the boneless skinless chicken breasts and seal in a large baggie or in a container with a tight fitting lid. Make sure the chicken breasts are well coated with the Italian dressing. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Light a charcoal grill or a gas broiler. Remove the chicken breasts from the marinade and shake off any extra. Discard the marinade.
  3. Wipe the marinated chicken breasts dry and then season the with the kosher salt and ground black pepper.
  4. If you like you can also dust with a dry rub for even more flavor.
  5. Grill the marinated chicken breasts until cooked through, turning once to grill on each side. The chicken is cooked when the juices run clear, or the internal temperature reaches 180F on an instant read thermometer. Serve hot, chilled or at room temperature.

Tips and Tidbits About Grilled Chicken Marinade Italian Dressing Based

On Your Own – Consider using one of the flavored peppers available in the spice aisle of your market. A lemon pepper would at a little extra punch to this recipe.

And for those of you who love the heat, try a Cajun spice with lots of cayenne pepper to turn things up a notch.

Food For Thought – The marinating makes the chicken very tender. The longer you can keep these chicken breasts in the marinade the better they will be. Up to a point that is. Don’t go over 24 hours or your breasts could turn mushy.

The acids in the Italian dressing will break down some of the fibers in the chicken, meaning it will be tender and retain its moisture.

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