Easy Italian Chicken Marinade

If you’re like me and can’t pass up a deal of a giant pack of chicken breasts, finding ways to prepare and store said chicken can be hard. This simple marinade evokes the vibrant flavors of Italy. This recipe is the perfect flavor base in which to marinade chicken that will pair perfectly with any Italian-themed meal. I love to saute this chicken recipe and serve it with risotto, steamed spinach or a fresh salad.

Quick Chicken Marinades

Quick Chicken Marinades


2 T olive oil

1 T balsamic vinaigrette

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp Italian seasoning

1/2 tsp tarragon

1 tsp lemon juice

1 T tomato paste

1 T water if needed


  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Use a whisk to mix if you have one.

  • Add raw chicken breasts and flip them over a couple times to coat with the mixture.

  • Place the chicken in Ziploc freezer bag and pour the marinade in also.

  • Label, date and throw it in the freezer! You’re all set.

This Italian chicken marinade will create a deliciously-flavored chicken breast that works perfectly in your favorite Italian meals. I recommend trying it on the grill and pairing with grilled zucchini and peppers, so yummy!