This really is the best grilled chicken marinade ever. Inspired from the famous Sanpete County’s recipe, this chicken comes out super moist and flavorful every time. Pair it with some grilled veggies or Piccadilly Chips and you have an amazing and easy dinner!
Hello friends, Zach here. It’s Man Monday Time!
So there’s this recipe that Sarah and I make frequently. So frequently, that I was absolutely floored this week when Sarah told me it “wasn’t on the blog.” After spitting my food out and coughing a few times, I exclaimed, “what in the world!?” That atrocity is similar to that of seeing a clean shaven Zach Galifianakis, or Uncle Sam wearing a T-shirt that says “I ♥ Nazis.”
This recipe for The Best Grilled Chicken Marinade Ever actually comes from Sarah’s hometown, but I’m going to be the one to tell you about it today, because I love it just as much as she does and – well, it’s a manly recipe.
Back when Sarah and I were dating (5 years ago this month, BTW), I made frequent trips back and forth between Logan, UT (where I was living) and tiny little Ephraim, UT (where Sarah was living). On one of those occasions, I happened to be in Ephraim during the oh, so beloved Scandinavian Days. What is Scandinavian Days, you ask? It’s a three day event, held over Memorial Day weekend, to celebrate the establishment of Ephraim, which is just fancy words for lots of booths selling all kinds of crap, live music, tons of food, but most importantly – Sanpete BBQ Turkey and Piccadilly Chips.
The Best Grilled Chicken Marinade Ever
- 3 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1&1/2 inch pieces.
- 1 cup Sprite
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- Optional Vegetables - we like onions, squash, and bell peppers
- Optional Salt and pepper, to taste
Place all of the ingredients except for the vegetables in a medium bowl or large Ziploc bag and stir to combine. Place bowl or bag in the refrigerator and let sit for 1 hour.
Preheat grill to 400ºF.
Soak skewers in vegetable oil or spray down with non-stick cooking spray. Thread the chicken pieces onto the skewers, alternating with veggies. Salt and pepper your veggies.
Place kabobs on grill and let cook for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Holly Nilsson says
Grilled chicken is probably my favorite summer time meal of all!! This sounds like the perfect marinade, can’t wait to try it!
Arman Liew says
This is happening this weekend- I have the chicken thighs needing some basting!
Awesome! The sprite is a great idea…I bet these are soooo good! 😀
Heather Kinnaird says
sprite…who knew, but it sure sounds good!
Wow, secret weapon of Sprite in your marinade. I’ve never tried it, but will!
Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen says
I’ll definitely try this!