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grilled bbq chicken wings in a large white bowl

The Best, Simple BBQ Grilled Chicken Marinade Recipe

The Best, Simple BBQ Grilled Chicken Marinade Recipe is healthy, easy, and perfect for summer cookouts. Marinate your wings, legs, or chicken breasts overnight. You can even drizzle in your favorite spicy BBQ sauce. This seasoning is kid-friendly and works well for baked chicken, too!
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword bbq grilled chicken recipe, best grilled chicken marinade, best grilled chicken recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 294kcal



  • Drizzle the liquid smoke and soy sauce over the chicken.
  • Add the chicken to Ziploc bags. Add the seasonings to the bag and shake to ensure the chicken is fully coated. Seal the bags. Refrigerate overnight.
  • Grill the chicken on medium high heat. Flip the chicken a few times to ensure it is fully cooked on both sides. I grilled the chicken for about 4-5 minutes on each side. Cooking time will vary depending on your grill.
  • Melt the butter in the microwave for 15-20 seconds.
  • Using a cooking brush, coat the chicken with the melted butter.
  • Remove the chicken from the grill. Serve!


Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 17g