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Mesquite Grilled Chicken

  • Author: Jodi
  • Total Time: 54 minute
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings 1x


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons mesquite-flavored liquid smoke
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • Zest and juice of 1 small lemon
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 to 5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts


  1. In a small bowl or pyrex measuring cup, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, brown sugar, liquid smoke, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, lemon zest and juice, salt and pepper.
  2. Place the chicken in a large Ziploc bag and pour the marinade in.  Seal the bag and squish the chicken and marinade around. Let it marinate in the fridge for 2 hours or up to 24 hours (the longer the better)
  3. Remove the chicken from the marinade and grill for 6 to 7 minutes per side or until chicken is cooked through.
  4. Remove from the grill and put on a plate and cover it with foil for about 5 to 6 minutes.
  5. Slice it up and enjoy it.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 to 24 hours marinating time