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5 Healthy Chicken Marinades in individual ziploc bags on a grey background

Healthy Marinade for Chicken - 5 Recipes

4.08 from 25 votes
Say no to boring chicken with these 5 Healthy Chicken Marinades! Made with minimal ingredients, paleo, keto and Whole30 - they're perfect for meal prepping.
WW Freestyle Points 1
Prep Time : 5 minutes
Cook Time : 20 minutes
Total Time : 1 hour
Serves : 5 meals
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Ingredients

  • 2.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts

Italian Herb

Cilantro Lime

Lemon Garlic

Basil Balsamic

Sesame Ginger

Instructions

  • In separate bowls, whisk together marinades. Pour into individual ziploc bags. Place 1 large chicken breast (about 6-8oz chicken) with each marinade. Carefully try to squeeze out air from the bag.
  • If cooking immediately: Allow the chicken a minimum of 30 minutes to marinate (overnight is best for maximum flavor). Preheat oven to 425 + prepare a lined baking sheet. Lay chicken on the sheet side by side. Bake for 20 minutes. Allow chicken to rest for 5 minutes + store in containers with veggies/side for meal prepping
  • If grilling: Allow the chicken a minimum of 30 minutes to marinate (overnight is best for maximum flavor). Heat grill over medium high heat (about 400 degrees). Cook chicken for about 7-8 minutes on each side. Transfer to a plate, allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes + store in containers with veggies/side for meal prepping.
  • If freezing: Transfer the individual bags to the freezer. Lay flat in freezer. To defrost, remove from freezer 24 hours in advance + place in refrigerator. Allow to defrost + cook per directions above.

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Notes

Nutrition Facts Note: Most of the marinade is discarded. I only counted the calories of 1/4 of each of the marinade. If you strictly track macros, please log this into my fitness pal.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Marinade for Chicken - 5 Recipes
Amount Per Serving (6 oz cooked chicken)
Calories 308 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 145mg48%
Sodium 496mg22%
Potassium 839mg24%
Protein 48g96%
Vitamin A 68IU1%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. This is an estimate and can vary pending your ingredients
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