3 Easy BBQ DIY Chicken Marinades

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Dry, tasteless chicken-no-more! Here are 3 easy chicken marinade recipes are freezer-friendly, simple to prepare, and totally dependable and delicious! Without further ado, let’s dive into our recipes!

BBQ Teriyaki Chicken Marinade

This is a simple sesame-ginger marinade that is going to be enjoyed by both adults and children!


  • 1/3 cup of soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup of rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 3 tablespoons of peanut or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger

BBQ Lemon Chicken Marinade

This lemon chicken marinade is light, fresh, and made with lemon juice, dill, garlic, and olive oil. A winner every single time!


  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh dill
  • 1/2 tablespoon of white rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons of honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt

BBQ Tandoori Marinade

Tandoori Chicken is a popular Indian dish, but many versions are bland or dry. However, things are going to change with our BBQ Tandoori chicken marinade, making your BBQ chicken is juicy and exploding with flavour!



Simply whisk together all the ingredients in a small bowl. Then, combine the marinade with a chicken in a ziplock freezer bag, and toss until the chicken is evenly coated in the marinade. Carefully press out any extra air that might be in the bag, then seal.  (You will need about 1 cup marinade for every 1 kg of chicken. When ready to cook, simply remove the chicken from the marinade, discard the remaining marinade, and BBQ your chicken!

After this, you’ll never buy any store-bought marinades again!