Serve these juicy Italian grilled chicken breasts alongside salads, vegetables, or potatoes at your next barbecue! Your guests will appreciate this healthy delicious option.
If you’re trying to eat healthy this summer but struggling to navigate through all the burgers and hotdogs, being grilled up every weekend, then add this Italian Grilled Chicken to the menu. This is one of my favorite grilled chicken marinades. It’s beyond easy to make and goes great with everything.
Can I use this marinade as a salad dressing?
Yes! In fact, I originally made this recipe to use as dressing. Then it dawned on me to marinate some chicken breasts in it and I never looked back. If you want to use it as a dressing it tastes great in this Protein Power Mason Jar Salad recipe.
What to serve with Italian Grilled Chicken?
Honestly, this grilled chicken recipe goes great with just about anything.
These are my favorites to serve with Italian grilled chicken.
or make a delicious grilled chicken wrap or sandwich.
Can I make this ahead of time?
Yeppers. There are 3 ways to meal prep this Italian grilled chicken.
First, you can marinade the chicken 1-2 days ahead of time. Just put the chicken in a ziplock bag or glass container and stick in the refrigerator.
Second, you can freeze the chicken in the marinade ahead of time. Take it out about 1-2 days before you’re going to cook it on the grill and let it thaw in the refrigerator.
Third, you can grill a bunch of this chicken ahead of time and use it on salads all week. Or freeze the grilled chicken into strips to throw on salads or use in wraps.
Supplies to Cook Italian Grilled Chicken
Internal meat thermometer – to make sure you’re cooking the chicken at the correct temp.
16 ounce mason jar containers – to store leftover unused marinade in.
Other grilled chicken marinades
Italian Grilled Chicken Recipe
Step 1: Combine all the marinade ingredients into 16-ounce mason jar and mix. You can also whisk everything together in a medium bowl.
Step 2: Place chicken into a large Ziploc bag, glass meal prep container, and pour the marinade on top. Let the chicken marinade for at least an hour. I think this Italian grilled chicken taste best when it marinates for 3-4 hours or, even better, overnight. Also, if you want to make this ahead of time you can marinade it up to 2 days or freeze the chicken in the marinade ahead of time.
Step 3: Cook the chicken on a hot clean grill over medium high heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature reaches 165º. Discard the marinade.
This Italian grilled chicken is so delicious and juicy! It goes great with all types of salads and sides. If you want to serve a healthier option at your next party then make this.
Meal Prep Ideas
Cook this chicken on Sunday to use in salads throughout the week.
Marinate this chicken on Sunday to have ready to grill on Monday or Tuesday. You can also freeze chicken in marinade to use later on.
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 2 cloves garlic grated
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- pinch of crushed red pepper
- 3-4 chicken breasts and 1.5 pounds
- In a medium bowl, or mason jar, combine olive oil through crushed pepper and mix.
- Place chicken in a large ziploc bag or glass container and pour on the marinade. Store any unused marinade in a glass container or mason jar.
- Cook the chicken on a hot clean grill over medium high heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature reaches 165º. Discard unused marinade.
- Serve with your favorite salad, vegetables, or potatoes.