Easy Chicken Marinades {4 Ingredients} for Tender Juicy Chicken Every Time



Easy Marinade Recipes for Tender Chicken

If you cook with chicken regularly, you may be looking for some new ways to jazz up the main chicken course for your next meal.

Sometimes it can seem difficult, especially when grilling chicken, to be sure the meat comes out tender and juicy every time.

With these marinades, each with only 4 ingredients that are most likely already in the fridge or pantry, and about 30 minutes of time, your chicken will be succulent and full of the flavor you choose – whether sweet, herbal, spicy or something more unique made with your favorite beverage!

Thanks to Personal Creations for this wonderful infographic of easy delicious chicken marinades.

Each marinade is portioned for 1 pound of chicken; thoroughly mix together the marinade ingredients along with a dash of salt and pepper and toss in your chicken pieces. Seal all of it in a zippered plastic bag or covered dish and allow to marinade for 30 minutes to 12 hours (think about prepping the night before or in the morning and leaving in the fridge until 30 minutes before you’re ready to cook).

When ready to grill, simply remove chicken pieces from the marinade and cook them up for a delicious meal.

Easy 4 Ingredient Chicken Marinades for tender chicken



Enjoy these 12 marinades for your next chicken dish, and have fun experimenting with your own mix of flavors as well. Our favorite is the Cajun Spice marinade; which one is yours?

Fire up the grill and get started enjoying your next meal with family and friends!

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How to Make Italian Crockpot Chicken and Vegetables



How to Make Italian Crockpot Chicken and Vegetables


This scrumptious dish was something I put together one afternoon when I was home between meetings and realized I had not made a plan for dinner that evening.

Scrambling around and looking at what I had in the freezer and fridge, I decided to throw some vegetables into the crockpot, season them, top with chicken, and leave it to cook as I headed back out the door.

Thankfully, it turned out quite well and was a delicious meal, which I dished up with some quick brown rice after returning home for the evening. It is so easy to put together, I wanted to share it with you for your family!

So, let’s get started (and feel free to use whatever mix of vegetables you might have on hand to replace any of the ones in this particular recipe).

First I started with green beans (frozen whole green beans, because I didn’t have any fresh ones in the fridge) and tossed those in the crockpot.

Green beans in crockpot


Next up, I sliced some sweet peppers (using up some yellow ones I had in the fridge) and added those.

Yellow peppers with green beans in crockpot


Baby carrots, diced onion, and sliced mushrooms provided the next layer of goodness. I tossed those into the crockpot as well, sprinkling some Italian seasoning over all.

Mushrooms, carrots, and seasonings in crockpot


Last but not least, I placed into the crockpot the chicken tenders (seasoned with salt, pepper and a little fajita seasoning – because I like the garlic / onion base flavor in it) and poured some chicken broth over all of it.

Seasoned chicken tenders in crockpot

Since it was already past noon when I started this dish, I cooked it on high for 4 hours (plus a little longer by the time we were ready to eat); but if you put it on in the morning, just set it to low heat for 8 hours and it will still be fabulous.

I cooked up some quick brown rice at the end for serving with the chicken and vegetables for a complete, well-rounded meal.

Italian Crockpot Chicken and Vegetables on blue plate


The seasonings along with the blend of vegetables and tender chicken made for a scrumptious dinner. What vegetables would you have used in this dish? Would you prefer different seasonings, too? Leave us a comment below with your ideas to share. We love hearing from you!


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