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Best Grilled Chicken

Plate of grilled chicken breast by grill.

While we haven't tried all the grilled chicken marinades out there, we can say that this one is pretty darn good. Vinegar, mustard and garlic come together with citrus and a little brown sugar to make a marinade that hits on a lot of notes, especially when combined with the smokiness of the grill. If desired, save some in a separate, clean container before pouring the remainder over the raw chicken to marinate. Once the chicken comes off the grill, pour the saved marinade over for more flavor!

  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl except olive oil and chicken.
  2. Drizzle olive oil in very slowly while whisking the marinade mixture quickly.
  3. Put the chicken in a large, sealing plastic bag and pour 3/4 of the marinade over it.
  4. Put chicken in the fridge to marinate for at least two hours.
  5. Once desired level of marination is reached, grill over medium-high heat until a thermometer placed in the thickest part of the chicken breast reads 165 degrees Fahrenheit.