Krystal's Perfect Marinade for BBQ or Grilled Chicken

Krystal's Perfect Marinade for BBQ or Grilled Chicken

160 Reviews 16 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Ready In

    10 m
Recipe by  Tateyama

“My sister was kind enough to share this wonderful marinade. It tastes better than just teriyaki sauce. This marinade sauce is awesome. The perfect marinade. To use the marinade, pierce up to 4 pounds of chicken pieces all over with a fork and marinade 2 hours before cooking as desired.”

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Original recipe yields 1 3/4 cups



  1. Whisk together the brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, sesame oil, garlic, and pepper until the sugar has dissolved.

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SO DELICIOUS! Even got a "Wow!" out of my husband. Took 5 frozen chicken breasts and put them in a big zip loc with the marinade and stuck in a bowl of warm water to defrost. 2 hours later, grilled on my stove (on grill pan, we were out of propane!) and the chicken was moist and "wow" quality. The key is to grill on low heat to retain the juices. This is a simple and quick recipe I will make again and again. Served with spicy vegetable chow mein and hawaiian rolls.



Very nice marinade for chicken! I left out the sesame oil, used low sodium soy sauce and cut the black pepper down to 1/4 tsp. In order to give this a sort of sweet and smoky flavor I added 1 tsp. of liquid smoke. I let this marinate all day. The brown sugar carmelized the chicken on the grill and the result was very nice in both color and flavor. It went great with rice and veggies!



I made the marinade for chicken while camping. We enjoyed it, though, it was a tad salty (and I LOVE salt), even though I used reduced sodium soy sauce. Soy was the predominant flavor I got from these; if I make them again I think I'll reduce the soy a bit and bump up the balsamic. TY for a nice marinade!

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Amount Per Serving (7 total)

  • Calories
  • 190 cal
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 11.7 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs
  • 21.1 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 1088 mg
  • 44%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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