An easy and super flavor marinated grilled chicken recipe using Good Seasons Italian Dressing, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, onions and garlic.

This weekend we had an impromptu family gathering with some of Jack’s side of the family, and this Marinated Grilled Chicken was part our delicious lunch!

This marinated grilled chicken has been one of my long-standing favorite ways to prepare boneless, skinless chicken, and I’ve been asked for this recipe so many times over the years – it’s really good!  This is also a very versatile marinade – it’s super delicious with chicken, but it also works great as a marinade for steak tips as well.

It’s a very simple but flavorful marinade – just a packet of Good Seasons Italian Salad Dressing & Recipe Mix (we buy this in bulk!) combined with soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, oil, sliced onions and garlic.  Marinate the chicken overnight and then grill it – and the results are moist and delicious chicken with a wonderful, caramelized color and amazing flavor!

This recipe is great for serving a crowd – you can grill the chicken in advance, slice it up and serve warm or chilled for buffets or sandwiches, and this chicken is also perfect in other recipes that call for cooked boneless, chicken breast meat. Enjoy!

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Marinated Grilled Chicken

  • Prep Time: 8 hours
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 8 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4-8 servings 1x


This recipe makes enough to marinate up to 8 chicken breast halves.



  • 48 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 large cloves of garlic, smashed
  • 1/3 cup oil (your choice – canola, vegetable, olive)
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 package Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix


  1. Trim all fat from the boneless, skinless chicken breasts. You may also want to ‘butterfly’ (see instructions here) the breasts if they are very thick so that they cook evenly on the grill. Place the trimmed chicken pieces in a large zipper seal bag.
  2. Add the sliced onion, smashed garlic cloves, oil, soy sauce, vinegar and Good Seasons pack to the bag with the chicken. Seal the back tightly, removing as much of the excess air from the bag as possible.
  3. Gently squeeze all of the contents of the bag so that the ingredients mix together and all of the chicken is coated. Place the bag in a large bowl or on a plate (in case the bag leaks) and place in the refrigerator.
  4. Allow the chicken to marinate in the refrigerator overnight – or for a minimum of 6 hours.
  5. When ready to cook, preheat your grill. Remove the chicken from the marinade and grill the chicken until cooked through – 10-20 minutes depending on the temperature of your grill.
  6. If you wish, you may drain the onions and garlic from the marinade and sauté until caramelized.


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  • Joan wrote:

    Made this chicken for dinner and it was delicious. I took the leftovers and made chicken sandwiches with them and they turned out great to. Thanks so much for the recipe. I will definatly be using it often.

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Joan! So glad you enjoyed the recipe!

  • Carol | a cup of mascarpone wrote:

    This looks mouthwatering, Martha! When I’m drooling, it’s because the photos are stunning…which yours are! I’m going to be trying this with your broccoli salad you posted today! YUMMM!!!

  • Trixie F wrote:

    This looks fantastic! I’m pinning it and cannot WAIT to try it. Thank you for sharing 🙂

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Trixie!!

  • Becky @ A Calculated Whisk wrote:

    Looks scrumptious!

  • Christine wrote:

    Can’t wait to fire up the grill, this sounds so good. I love finding recipes for boneless, skinless chicken that doesn’t dry it out on the grill!

  • Christie Daruwalla wrote:

    Love this recipe! Pinning it. I would buy more kitchen stuff. I can’t get enough of it.

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Christie! (I’d buy more kitchen stuff too!) 🙂

  • Ilyssa wrote:

    Loving all the recipes! So glad I found you on Facebook.

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Ilyssa!

  • Lisa @ Wine & Glue wrote:

    Thank you so much for joining in Martha!

  • Paula wrote:

    This chicken look absolutely amazing (as does everything you post) – can’t waite to try the recipe.

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Paula!!

    • jude wrote:

      Would be marvelous except I live in the U>K> and can’t buy the Good Season Italian mix!!

      • Martha wrote:

        Sorry to disappoint Jude! We’re actually trying to recreate the spice mix ourselves and if we get it right, we’ll share the recipe. Thank you for visiting us today.

      • Sam wrote:

        Jude, you should be able to purchase through or similar sites. There shouldn’t be an issue through customs, it is just a dried seasoning mix.

        I frequently purchase things from The shipping time can be a little extensive, but it’s the only way to get certain items!

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