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8 Easy Healthy Chicken Marinade Recipes

8 Easy Healthy Chicken Marinade Recipes (Whole30 Paleo Keto) - Simple, flavorful ingredients come together in these healthy chicken marinade recipes. Also perfect for freezing and make ahead meals! Paleo, Keto, and Whole30 friendly.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian, Mediterranean, Mexican
Keyword: clean eating recipes, easy chicken marinade, keto, marinated chicken, paleo, whole30
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 130kcal
Author: Nikki


Rosemary Dijon Chicken Marinade

Lemon Pepper Chicken Marinade

Fajita Chicken Seasoning

  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons homemade taco fajita seasoning

Sesame Ginger Chicken Marinade

Garlic Herb Chicken Marinade

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

Blackened Chicken Marinade

  • 1/2 cup avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoons Homemade Blackened Seasoning

Mediterranean Chicken Marinade

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Homemade Mediterranean Seasoning

Honey Garlic Chicken Marinade


  • For each marinade recipe, combine all ingredients together in a bowl or glass measuring cup. Whisk well. Pour marinade over 1-1/5 lbs chicken breast.
  • Refrigerate and marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  • If using immediately, discard marinade and cook chicken until done (no longer pink.)
  • For freezing, add chicken and marinade to a freezer safe bag. Squeeze all air out of the bag. Label and lay flat in freezer. Remove and thaw when ready to use or cook from frozen in the air fryer according to directions above.


Note: nutrition facts listed are for 1 recipe of Lemon Pepper Marinade only (without chicken)
Click here for Homemade Seasoning Blends (Fajita, Mediterranean)
Click here for Blackened Seasoning Mix


Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg