Everyone always RAVES about this delicious (and super EASY) marinated chicken recipe! Just a few simple ingredients and you've got the perfect marinade for summer grilling or even roasting in the oven during cooler months.
Make the marinade: Add soy sauce, oil, sprite, garlic powder and horseradish to a large ziplock bag. Add chicken and marinate for 1-3 hours.
Grill the Chicken: Heat grill to medium. Spray with cooking spray or rub the grill grates lightly with oil. Lay chicken on the grill and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, flipping only once, until cooked through. (I don't typically use a thermometer, but if you do, the chicken should be 165 degrees F at its thickest part).
Move to a plate to rest for a few minutes before serving.
*For grilled chicken breasts: Cook about 7-8 minutes per side.*For grilled chicken thighs: Cook about 6-7 minutes per side.To cook on the stove: Grease your skillet or grill pan and heat it to medium high heat. Let excess marinade drip off chicken before placing in pan. Cook until chicken reaches 165°F or:
Cook chicken tenders for 3-4 minutes per side
Cook chicken breasts for 9-10 minutes per side
Cook chicken thighs for 4-5 minutes per side
To cook in the oven: Place chicken in a shallow baking pan and bake at 400°F or until chicken reaches 165°F.
Cook chicken tenders for 15-20 minutes
Cook chicken breasts for 25-35 minutes
Cook chicken thighs for 50 minutes
Make ahead instructions: Marinate chicken 3-6 hours ahead of time depending on the type of chicken you choose. Place marinating chicken in the refrigerator and remove 20 minutes prior to cooking to allow it to come to room temperature.Freezing Instructions: Make marinade and add to a freezer safe resealable bag. Add chicken and place the bag laying flat in the freezer (it will be easier to store this way). Allow to thaw overnight in the fridge before using.