Get ready to hit “print”! This is the best grilled chicken marinade EVER! It’s known as the Cornell chicken marinade and it is the best I’ve ever had. It’s the recipe used by all of the best chicken barbecue places.
Did you ever notice that every local organization that holds a chicken barbecue fundraiser has the most amazing grilled chicken? Sure the low an slow indirect heat from their massive grills helps, but the marinade is really the star of the show.
Chances are, if you’ve ever had a chicken barbecue dinner from your local fire department, baseball league or church, you’ve probably had the Cornell Chicken Marinade and didn’t even know it.
I’ve always wondered how all of these places made their amazing grilled chicken so I did a little digging and found the most incredible not-so-secret recipe that most of them use. It’s called the Cornell Recipe.
Named for it’s creator, Bob Baker a professor at Cornell University. The Cornell Chicken Marinade has just the right balance of tang from the vinegar and seasoning. And, there’s one ingredient in this marinade that I’m sure you won’t be able to guess. You’ll have to head over to the recipe to see 😉
The Cornell Chicken Marinade recipe has become my go-to grilling marinade. It makes a good amount so you can make it a few weeks in advance and keep in the fridge until you’re ready to use it.
You can easily whisk the ingredients together by hand, but I prefer to use this. It really makes it easy.
You are going to want to pin this recipe or print it out. It’s perfect for summer grilling! And, it definitely is the BEST chicken marinade recipe you’ll ever try!
To make this grilled chicken, I used the following: