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Soy Garlic Chicken Marinade for Grilling

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Soy Garlic Chicken Marinade for Grilling. Leave it to marinate for at least 4-5 hours or overnight. It is super moist and delicious.


Soy Garlic Chicken Marinade for Grilling

Chicken pieces on the BBQ grid with soy garlic marinade spread over it

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The best ever Soy Garlic Marinade Chicken for a BBQ. It’s finger linkin good and you will want to go for seconds. Mix together, and marinade and you’re good to go.

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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • BBQ Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 5 hours 45 minutes
  • Yield: Enough Marinade for 8 Chicken Thigh pieces




  1. Mix all ingredients for the marinade together in a large bowl and transfer to a plastic Ziploc bag.
  2. Add defrosted chicken thighs into the bag. Seal the bag and then squish it to ensure that all pieces are nicely covered.
  3. Leave the chicken pieces for at least 4-5 hours in the marinade. You can leave it in the fridge or as I did on the countertop.
  4. When you pass the ziplock bag, give it a squeeze to move the chicken pieces around in the marinade to ensure the sauce cover the pieces nicely.
  5. Now you can decide if you prefer to BBQ or bake it in the oven.
  6. We placed this on the BBQ and did a very slow roast and basted with the sauce and it came out absolutely perfect and so juicy and tasty.
  7. If you prefer to do it in the oven, I would suggest leaving it uncovered and bake it at 450F / 235C for ±¾-1 hour, or until cooked through. As we BBQ’d you have to make sure of the time, as this is a guestimate.
  8. In the oven, I would suggest leaving it skin side up to get it nicely browned and continue to baste it with the marinade so that it does not dry out.
  9. Bake until done and you have crispy skin. If not crisp enough to your liking, turn on the top element and broil it for more crispness.


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  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 758
  • Sugar: 21
  • Sodium: 2235
  • Fat: 47
  • Saturated Fat: 12
  • Unsaturated Fat: 34
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 26
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 63
  • Cholesterol: 333

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This is the easiest marinade I have ever concocted and a very popular one with my family. You can use this marinade on any cut of chicken, thighs, legs, etc.

Which soy sauce is best for marinade?

Light soy sauce

Chinese and Taiwanese people usually use light soy sauce for dips, marinating ingredients, dressings, and stir-fry food. Light soy sauce is used for enhancing the flavor of any dish.

How Long to Marinate Chicken in order to get the for Perfect Flavor

If you marinate chicken too long, it can go soft and mushy. If you don’t marinate long enough, the flavor doesn’t penetrate. So in this guide, we look at just how long you should marinate chicken to achieve perfect tenderness and flavor penetration.

So read this article should you need more information.

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4 thoughts on “Soy Garlic Chicken Marinade for Grilling”

    • Hi Julie. Thanks for going to try this out. We tend to make up stuff as you say from ingredients we have. Sometimes it does work like this one, but we have also had some that did not turn out so good. Hope you will enjoy this one.


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