Delicious Ginger and Citrus Chicken Marinade


One thing I just love about summer is the menu! The fresh fruits and light salads paired with grilled meats and veggies makes this girl happy. We literally live at the pool all summer long, so quick and easy dinners are a must. And the lighter, easier foods just mean summer to me.

Delicious Ginger and Citrus Chicken Marinade Recipe

We love to grill out at our house. It’s quick, easy and my kids always gobble it up! I always keep marinades stocked up in the cabinet, well, I try to, but sometimes I forget to buy them and I’m stuck in a pinch.

Well, I’ve finally found a homemade marinade that beats the pants off of any store-bought marinade I’ve ever tasted. It’s so good and I almost always have these ingredients on hand, so it’s always an option!

Delicious food that I already have in my kitchen? That’s a win/win if I’ve ever heard of one. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. See my full disclosure policy here.

What You’ll Need for Citrus Chicken Marinade

Delicious Ginger and Citrus Chicken Marinade Recipe

See how simple it is? You’ll just love the flavor! So yummy!!

Delicious Ginger and Citrus Chicken Marinade Recipe

Mix all of the ingredients together and pour over your chicken. I did 4 chicken breasts and it was plenty of liquid to cover them all.

Delicious Ginger and Citrus Chicken Marinade Recipe

You’ll want to make this recipe 1-4 hours ahead of cooking time in order for it to marinade. More time means more flavor! I didn’t let mine marinade very long and I look forward to giving it more time next time. It is just so delicious!

Delicious Ginger and Citrus Chicken Marinade Recipe

And then just grill it out on the grill. My husband is the grill master in our family. He cooks them on each side 3-5 minutes, depending on the thickness of the chicken breasts. And he only flips them once. I’ve heard from some people that you should flatten the chicken to all be the same thickness. I do that sometimes, but most of the time I’m just lazy. We will leave larger pieces on the grill longer.

Delicious Ginger and Citrus Chicken Marinade Recipe

Baste the chicken with additional marinade when you flip it and then throw the remainder of the marinade out.

I will say that Coach has gotten really good at cooking them to perfection. And we let them rest for about 5 minutes before serving.

Delicious Ginger and Citrus Chicken Marinade Recipe

I paired the chicken with some corn on the cob and a fruit salad and served the chicken on a bed of spinach. It was a light and easy meal – perfect for summer.

Delicious Ginger and Citrus Chicken Marinade Recipe

The citrus and ginger flavors were delicious and I’ll be making this again and again.

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This ginger and citrus marinade pairs perfectly with grilled chicken. The marinade is an easy essential oil recipe that tastes amazing!! Grab this and 9 other ways to rock your next cookout with essential oils!

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  1. Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & sharing.

  2. Hi! Stopping by from the #HomeMattersParty and will definitely be sharing this recipe with our family – my husband LOVES to grill out and he also LOVES to use lots of different marinades and sauces. He will LOVE this one, too! Thanks for sharing at the link up, hope to catch up with you again this week. Nina @ Vintage Mama’s Cottage

  3. This Marinade is amazing! Hope you are having a fantastic week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. We will look forward to seeing you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Grillin time. Your photos would tempt anyone who is hungry. Totally different marinade with the oils. Thanks for sharing at DI&DI.

  5. I wonder if this would also work with fish. I’m looking for a good fish marinade.

  6. That chicken looks so succulent and moist! It actually made my mouth water! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

    1. I love ginger and this sounds like a perfect bbq marinade to try. Thanks for sharing with us at #overthemoon link party. I’ve pinned and shared.

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