3-Ingredient Marinated Chicken

3-Ingredient Marinated Chicken – only 3 ingredients including the chicken! Everyone loves this quick and easy marinade! Chicken, Italian dressing, and soy sauce. I always make extra chicken for leftovers – it is great chopped up in a chicken salad or in a sandwich wrap. YUM! We make this almost every other week – so good!

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Easy Chicken Marinade

Need a super simple chicken recipe? Look no further than this delicious Three Ingredient Marinated Chicken. Yes, three ingredients – including the chicken!! We grilled the chicken, but you could bake it or pan-sear it if you don’t have a grill.

This chicken can be marinated for a few hours or a few days. We let our chicken hang out in the fridge for two days. Something came up and we couldn’t grill the chicken on the day we planned. We saved it for the next afternoon and it tasted great! Serve this with some grilled veggies and potatoes for a super simple and delicious summer meal!

grilled chicken in grill pan

How to Make 3-Ingredient Marinated Chicken

This chicken is effortless to make. Place chicken in a gallon ziplock bag. Whisk together Italian dressing and soy sauce. Pour the marinade over the chicken and refrigerate for a few hours to overnight. When ready to cook, remove the chicken from the marinade and grill until it reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.

  • You can use this marinade on any cut of chicken – breasts, tenders, thighs, wings, or drumsticks/legs.
    • You can use boneless or bone-in chicken. Adjust the cooking time to ensure an internal temperature of 165ºF.
  • Pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness to ensure the chicken is evenly cooked. We put the chicken in a ziplock bag and use a meat mallet to gently pound out the thicker hump. This eliminates the thinner part of the breast drying out while you are trying to get the thicker end cooked.
  • I don’t have a grill. Can I cook the chicken in the oven or skillet? Yes! To cook the chicken breasts inside, pan sear it for 3 to 4 minutes per side. Place on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 400ºF for 10 minutes.
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What to Serve with Grilled Chicken

This chicken is a staple at our house. We make this at least twice a month. We usually serve it with some rice and asparagus. It is also great chopped up on top of a salad or in a sandwich wrap. Give this a try the next time you fire up the grill! You won’t be disappointed.

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3-Ingredient Marinated Chicken

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
3-Ingredient Marinated Chicken – only 3 ingredients including the chicken! Everyone loves this quick and easy marinade! Chicken, Italian dressing, and soy sauce. I always make extra chicken for leftovers – it is great chopped up in a chicken salad or in a sandwich wrap. YUM! We make this almost every other week – so good!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Italian dressing
  • 1 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 4 to 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts

Instructions:

  • Whisk together Italian dressing and soy sauce. Pour over chicken and refrigerate at least one hour to overnight.
  • Remove chicken from marinade and grill 12 to 15 minutes until done.

Steph

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Comments

  1. Can the marinated chicken be kept in the freezer for more than one night? If so, for how long? Thanks!

  2. You always have the best grilling recipes!! Dying to try this!! Perfect easy weekend meal around the pool 🙂

  3. I have these ingredients on hand. Planning to do this for dinner tonight! Keep it simple.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda

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