Spicy Garlic Grilled Chicken

Spicy Garlic Grilled Chicken – An EASY homemade marinade made with everyday ingredients that produces super FLAVORFUL, juicy chicken!! If you’re looking for a NEW marinade to jazz up grilled chicken, this is the one!!

Spicy Garlic Grilled Chicken - An EASY homemade marinade made with everyday ingredients that produces super FLAVORFUL, juicy chicken!! If you're looking for a NEW marinade to jazz up grilled chicken, this is the one!!

Summer means grilling season and I am always looking for new and interesting marinades that pack a ton of flavor but are super easy to whisk together with ingredients you have on hand.

And this is exactly that type of marinade and recipe.

Why Use This Marinade

I used the recipe for Spicy Garlic Mustard Marinade that I recently made because it helps keep the chicken so tender, juicy, delivers so much flavor, and you whisk the ingredients together in a flash.

Another added bonus with this marinade is that my chicken does not stick to the grill at all. It’s like non-stick magic. You know how sometimes chicken has a way of just sticking like crazy to the grill no matter how careful you are? Not the case here in the least.

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I’ve only made this chicken on an outdoor grill but I’m sure you can also make it on an indoor grill pan.

Spicy Garlic Grilled Chicken - An EASY homemade marinade made with everyday ingredients that produces super FLAVORFUL, juicy chicken!! If you're looking for a NEW marinade to jazz up grilled chicken, this is the one!!

What’s In This Marinade

To make the marinade, just combine mayo, classic yellow mustard, lime juice, olive oil, garlic, chili garlic sauce, sriracha, honey, salt, and pepper.

Spicy Garlic Grilled Chicken - An EASY homemade marinade made with everyday ingredients that produces super FLAVORFUL, juicy chicken!! If you're looking for a NEW marinade to jazz up grilled chicken, this is the one!!

Add cilantro if you want to play up a Mexican vibe or if you have fresh parsley on hand, it’s a nice touch too.

The marinade packs a nice punch of heat thanks to both the chili garlic sauce and sriracha and if you were dipping some tortilla chips into the marinade, yes it’s spicy.

Spicy Garlic Grilled Chicken - An EASY homemade marinade made with everyday ingredients that produces super FLAVORFUL, juicy chicken!! If you're looking for a NEW marinade to jazz up grilled chicken, this is the one!!

How Spicy Is The Chicken

But I don’t find if makes for overly spicy chicken – just the right amount of spiciness. The grill has a way of mellowing everything.

However, if you’re sensitive to spices and heat, you may wish to start with the half the recommended amounts of chili garlic sauce and sriracha, and add more to taste if desired.

Spicy Garlic Grilled Chicken - An EASY homemade marinade made with everyday ingredients that produces super FLAVORFUL, juicy chicken!! If you're looking for a NEW marinade to jazz up grilled chicken, this is the one!!

Pro Grilling Tip

As a shortcut, I used chicken breast tenders or sometimes called breast cutlets or medallions. Their smaller size makes for faster grilling times and much more even cooking.

Many times with large chicken breasts on the grill, I struggle to keep the outside from becoming overly dark before the interior is fully cooked through.

Breast tenders are so much easier to manage.

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Spicy Garlic Grilled Chicken

Spicy Garlic Grilled Chicken – An EASY homemade marinade made with everyday ingredients that produces super FLAVORFUL, juicy chicken!! If you’re looking for a NEW marinade to jazz up grilled chicken, this is the one!!

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons classic yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 to 5 cloves garlic, minced or finely pressed
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon to 1 1/2 tablespoons sriracha, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon honey, optional and to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, optional
  • about 1.25 pounds chicken breast cutlets
  • fresh parsley or cilantro, optional for garnishing

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients except the chicken to a medium bowl and whisk to combine. Note – If desired, before transferring the marinade to a ziptop bag, you can reserve about 1/4 cup to serve as a dipping sauce for the finished chicken.
  2. Transfer the marinade mixture to a large ziptop plastic bag, add the chicken, seal, and squish contents around to evenly coat the chicken. Place bag in the fridge to marinate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 24 hours.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat (or indoor grill pan) and grill the chicken for about 7 minutes, or until done; flip intermittently to ensure even cooking. Optionally garnish with fresh herbs and serve with reserved marinade, if desired.
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10 comments on “Spicy Garlic Grilled Chicken”

  1. Yum!! Love the marinade and I need to load up the grill this weekend so I can stock my freezer with some leftovers!

    • Yes for sure! May as well cook once and then have planned leftovers for the future!

      • This was so good–not too spicy but just right!! I used about 2 lbs of chicken so I would have plenty of leftovers and generously doubled the marinade and saved some (it might sound a little crazy but celery and carrots are good dipped in it too).

      • Glad you loved this and the heat level was just right! I actually used some of my extra of the marinade as veggie dip too!

  2. Always excited to get new delicious chicken recipes!! :) especially for the grill…perfect!

  3. This grilled chicken looks so flavorful! I’d love to try it! And I agree: chicken tenders are so much easier to grill!

  4. What a great dish. Made half for the two of us. Thought the combination of the sauce was weird so hadto try it. Loved it. I served it with zucchini rounds. Any suggestions of what else to serve it with?

    Rating: 5

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