sliced chicken breast on cutting board with marinade

Italian Chicken Marinade

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup of marinade 1x

This Italian Chicken Marinade make the most juicy, tangy, delicious chicken you’ve ever tasted! Throw it on the grill or bake it in the oven, either way it’s going to be the best chicken dinner ever!



  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Add all the ingredients to a bowl and whisk together to combine.
  2. Place up to 2 pounds of chicken (boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thighs or drumsticks) into a glass dish or a resealable bag.
  3. Pour the marinade over the chicken, turning to coat the chicken completely in the marinade.
  4. Place in the refrigerator and marinate for at least 4 hours or up to 12 hours (overnight).
  5. See the full post for ways to cook and serve the chicken.

Recipe Notes

This Italian Chicken Marinade makes enough to marinate up to 2 pounds of chicken.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American