There are so many reasons to love chicken, especially for those trying to lose weight. It’s lower in calories and fat than other meats (i.e. pork and beef), and is also higher in protein. Chicken is also packed full of vitamin B6, which both keeps your heart healthy by keeping homocysteine levels in check and is a key supplier of energy in your body.

While I could go into a lot more detail on the health benefits of chicken, let’s just agree on one thing: it’s great for people trying to lose weight. This chicken marinade recipe is very easy to make and is incredibly delicious – we make it all the time at home and had to share it with you!

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Olive Oil – 2/3 cup

Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce – 2/3 cup

Lemon Juice – ¼ cup

Liquid Smoke Flavoring – 2 Tablespoons

Spicy Brown Mustard – 2 Tablespoons

Ground Black Pepper – 2 teaspoons

Garlic Powder – 2 teaspoons

Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Halves – 4

***Notes: 1. Be sure to use low sodium soy sauce. We tried it once with regular soy and it was very salty. 2. You can also make this in your oven or on a griddle. Just be sure to cook your chicken until done through. 3. We prefer to use chicken tenderloin but have used bonless/skinless thighs also.***

  1. Combine the olive oil, reduced sodium soy sauce, lemon juice, liquid smoke flavoring, spicy brown mustard, black pepper and garlic powder in a large bowl.
  2. Add the chicken to the bowl.
  3. Coat the chicken, cover the bowl and marinate for a maximum of four hours. Any longer and the lemon juice will begin to cook the chicken.
  4. Heat your grill or light your charcoal. Be sure to oil your grill.
  5. Place chicken on grill and cook 6 to 8 minutes on each side.