Having a great grilled chicken marinade in your back pocket is essential for summer grilling. This delicious marinade packs a flavor punch without being overpowering, and it's great with any kind of chicken!
Combine all ingredients in a large ziploc bag. Press as much air out of the bag as possible when you seal it. *Tip - if using breasts, lightly pound them out to an even thickness for even cooking.
Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or up to overnight. (If marinating longer than 2 hours, wait to add the lemon juice during the last hour or so).
To cook: Heat grill to medium heat (about 350-400 degrees). Cook chicken for 4-6 minutes per side or until cooked through. Internal temperature should reach 165 degrees F. (Time will depend on the thickness of the chicken).
Transfer to a plate and tent with foil. Let chicken rest 5 minutes before serving.
If desired, garnish with fresh chopped parsley before serving.
I've used both chicken breasts and thighs for this marinade, and both are tasty. My family definitely prefers thighs.