Marinated Grilled Chicken

 Marinated Grilled Chicken

When I was a kid, I entered a 4-H chicken cooking contest and got first runner-up. I can’t remember the exact marinade for that recipe, and I can’t find the recipe anywhere. I do remember it was oil based and had orange juice. So, with that in mind, I made a new and improved version for this Marinated Grilled Chicken recipe. I’ve been cooking a lot of chicken lately, and this recipe is definitely going to make the weekly rotation. In fact, look out for a post later this week on how I use the leftovers from this recipe!

Did you know Arkansas is the second largest producer of broilers in the country? Broilers are the type of chickens raised for meat.


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • ½ cup chicken broth


  1. Combine all ingredients except chicken breast. Whisk vigorously to combine. Place chicken breasts in a glass baking dish and cover with marinade. Turn chicken breasts to coat evenly and gently rub the marinade in. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  2. Remove from the refrigerator and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat or prepare coals and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Cook on prepared grill for 8-15 minutes per side. Before consuming chicken always make sure that the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees or is no longer pink and juices run clear.