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Mesquite Grilled Chicken Marinade Simple Easy Marinade Smokey Chicken Breasts Chicken Thighs My Farmhouse Table

Mesquite Grilled Chicken Marinade

This simple and easy recipe for Mesquite Grilled Chicken Marinade is the perfect recipe for summer. Great for smoky-flavored chicken breasts or thighs.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinating Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author My Farmhouse Table


  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Mesquite-flavored Liquid Smoke
  • 4 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
  • 4 Chicken Breasts or Thighs


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, salt, pepper, garlic powder, liquid smoke, and Worcestershire sauce.

  2. Place chicken in a large Ziploc bag. Pour marinade over the top of chicken. Seal and marinade a minimum 2 hours or overnight.

  3. Once done marinating, grill the chicken until cooked, flipping halfway through. (Be careful. Since there is quite a bit of sugar in the marinade, watch closely so the chicken does not burn.)

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