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Better Than Restaurant Chicken Marinade

This chicken marinate will please even the pickiest eater.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken
Servings: 4
Cost: 20


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (3 lemons) fresh is best
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 lbs boneless chicken breast
  • 4 cloves smashed garlic


  • add all ingredients in a large ziploc bag
  • marinate for 3 hours up to overnight (I like overnight best)
  • fry on a cast iron pan (or grill)
  • on cast iron (no oil needed), remove the marinated chicken from bag and cook for 7 minutes on each side or until the liquid has evaporated and chicken is browned. Flip and cook 7 more minutes.


I use a Le Creuset cast iron pan to make this recipe but I think it would be delicious cooked on a grill as well! 
Chicken is better, the longer you marinate it (up to 24 hours)!