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4 Easy, Healthy Chicken Marinades

These four unique chicken marinades are perfect for adding delicious flavor to your chicken before grilling or baking. Each marinade is for 1 pound of chicken.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken marinades
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 1 pound chicken (per marinade)
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • Cilantro Lime
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • Sprinkle of salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

  • Curry Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • Sprinkle of salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

  • Turmeric Pineapple
  • 2 tbsp tamari (gluten free soy sauce)
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp fresh pineapple juice
  • 2 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Sprinkle of salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

  • Greek Lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • Sprinkle of salt
  • Freshly ground pepper


  1. For each of the marinades, place all ingredients into a Ziploc bag or a large ceramic dish.
  2. Add 1 pound Just BARE Chicken of choice to the bag or dish, and mix well to evenly coat.
  3. Let the chicken marinade in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours before cooking.30 minutes before you’re ready to cook the chicken, remove the chicken from the marinade.
  4. For boneless skinless chicken breasts: preheat grill to medium high and lightly oil the grate. Cook chicken breast 6-8 minutes per side, until juices run clear and chicken in no longer pink.
  5. For chicken drumsticks: place the chicken on the grill and cook for 8 minutes, then flip, brush with the reserved marinade, and grill for an additional 8 minutes. Turn the chicken over one last time, brush again with the remaining marinade, and cook for 5 more minutes, or until no pink remains in the center of the chicken.