Simple and Delicious Marinade

This simple marinade is great for adding flavor to your proteins, such as chicken or salmon. It’s made from staple ingredients you might already have on hand!

Makes: 4 servings
Prep time: 45 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total: 1 hour

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 pounds skinless chicken breast


  1. Combine all the ingredients except for the chicken into a medium-sized bowl. Stir until well combined.
  2. Place chicken breast in marinade in the refrigerator for at least 30minutes. The longer the chicken sits in marinade the more intense the flavor will be.
  3. When chicken is done marinating, preheat grill to medium heat.
  4. Remove each chicken breast from marinade and place on hot grill.
  5. Cook chicken 5-7 minutes on each side, or until 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, LD

About the Recipe Author

Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, LD, is an integrative dietitian culinary nutrition expert with nearly two decades of experience working towards improving the health of others. She is passionate about educating others how to harness the healing power of food and healthful lifestyle changes.