Friday, September 14, 2018

Marinated Grilled Chicken Tenders Recipe - with a secret ingredient!

One of my favorite things to grill is marinated chicken. Tender and flavorful, this chicken is to-die-for! Keep reading, I'll let you in on the secret ingredient in this marinade.

Easy Marinated Grilled Chicken

Marinated Grilled Chicken Tenders Recipe

Summers almost over and I have not yet had my fill of this tasty chicken.

This recipe is so VERY easy! My 8 year old daughter made them all by herself. She even manned the grill {with supervision, of course} Be sure to watch the video!!

collage of marinated chicken

This recipe comes from my Grandpa's side of the family. You see they were {and many still are} turkey farmers. They became known for their famous grilled turkey tenders. I remember having them at family reunions. I've adapted the recipe only in the fact that I use chicken tenders, not turkey tenders.

Want a yummy side dish to go along with the chicken? Try my pasta salad recipe! You won't regret it!

marinated grilled chicken tenders

One of the keys to the success of this chicken is to marinate it overnight.
To marinate something means to soak it in a liquid to add flavor and moisture. Marinating meat can also help tenderize it. And this marinade does exactly that. The chicken is so flavorful, juicy and tender.
collage for easy marinated chicken

Another key to success? Lemon-lime soda!
Yep, you read that right.
7-up, Sprite or even a generic brand. Something about the carbonation helps infuse the meat with flavor.

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Marinated Grilled Chicken Recipe

1 c. lemon lime soda {an 8 oz can is 1 cup}
1/2 c. soy sauce
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
chicken tenders

Place chicken tenders in a bowl or large zip-top bag. Combine soda, soy sauce, oil and garlic. Pour over chicken tenders. Place in refrigerator overnight. Grill over medium high heat, turning once, until chicken is done and juices run clear. {about 5-10 minutes per side} Do not overcook or the meat will become dry.


Want more easy dinner ideas? Visit my Recipes tab and scroll to the Teaching Kids to Cook section. You will find Chicken and Broccoli, Chicken Drumsticks, and more. This is a new endeavor of mine and more kid friendly easy recipes will be added throughout the year.

1 comment :

  1. Interesting! I'm definitely trying this recipe next time I make grilled chicken.
    Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week. Pinned.