Mesquite Chicken Marinade


Mesquite seasoning is usually a blend of natural mesquite smoke as well as sweet and savory flavors.

You can marinate your meat in as little as 30 minutes, but longer is better. Up to 24-48 hours in the marinade is ideal. I chose to bake my chicken, but this marinade works deliciously for grilling, or pan-frying meat. It’s very versatile! Enjoy.

Mesquite Chicken Marinade

This mesquite chicken marinade is freezer friendly and packs a smokey punch that will brighten up any chicken meal! This marinade is perfect for grilling, baking, or sauteeing your chicken!

Prep Time5 mins / Cook Time / Marinade Time

5 mins 20 mins 30mins (minimum)



  • Add oil, mesquite seasoning, lemon juice, salt, and water to a ziplock bag. Close the bag and shake/mix contents.

  • Add chicken to bag and reseal. Allow chicken to sit in the marinade for a minimum of 30 minutes, ideally 24 hours.

  • Remove chicken from marinade and cook using the desired method. I baked ours but I must admit grilling is by far my favorite way because the smokey flavor of the grill perfectly compliments the flavors in the marinade. Make sure chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165F.

Freezer Instructions:

  • Freeze all ingredients together for up to 3 months. Let chicken defrost prior to cooking.

Notes Keep in mind the nutrition facts aren't totally accurate. If you discard your excess marinade, you aren't actually consuming all the calories from the oil in the marinade. Whether you discard your marinade will depend on the cooking method you chose.

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