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The Best Grilled Chicken

Organic chicken tenders marinated in red wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, grated parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, oregano, garlic powder and salt. We make this marinade year-round 1-2 times a week. It’s easy, flavor-packed and is one of those recipes I get asked for over and over. It’s our favorite way to eat grilled chicken.
Course Main Course
Keyword grilled chicken
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 3/4 cup red wine vinegar*
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil*
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds organic** chicken tenders boneless skinless (or chicken breasts)


  • Add all marinade ingredients to a resealable plastic bag. Add chicken. Marinate chicken at least 4 hours, preferably 8 hours.
  • Preheat grill to high heat. Clean and oil grates. Add chicken to grill and reduce heat to medium high. Discard marinade. Grill chicken about 4 minutes, flip, then grill until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees, as measured by a meat thermometer. Remove chicken from heat and let rest 5 minutes. Serve.


*Note: you can use a red wine vinaigrette instead of red wine vinegar + olive oil. We often buy and use Fanny's Italian Vinaigrette, which is a red wine vinaigrette. 
**We choose to purchase organic chicken for health, taste and environmental reasons, but acknowledge that organic food is more expensive and does not fit in everyone's budget, so choose the chicken that fits your family's needs. You'll have the same results.