4 Ingredient Marinade

4 Ingredient Marinade

Simple. That is usually my motto when it comes to dinner time in the summer. Hassle-free is another one that comes to mind. This marinade meets both of these requirements. I want to spend just a little bit longer lounging at the pool or reading my book. (Not that I have been doing either of those things lately since the weather here has been rainy. I swear it has rained every day since school has let out, and at this point that has been a long time. Alright, my little tangent is over.) I want to be able to have dinner ready in no time so I can enjoy what summer is all about.  I am sure you feel the exact same way.

This marinade consists of 4 simple ingredients that I can almost guarantee that you already have in your home. I love the fact that the only thing I had to buy was the chicken itself. The recipe didn’t specify what type of vinegar to use, I ended up using rice vinegar because I thought that would complement the soy sauce nicely. The end result is a sticky, sugary chicken that is juicy and delicious. I was a little upset about marinating and only grilling two chicken breasts since it would have been a great topper to salads throughout the week. The recipe below doesn’t specify how long to cook your chicken since that will depend on the thickness of your chicken you use. And honestly, Blair is the one that takes care of the grilling anyway, someday I will have him share his secrets. Enjoy the simplicity of this dish, I am sure it will become a family and mommy favorite!

4 Ingredient Chicken Marinade


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup vinegar (I used Rice vinegar)


Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl, whisking to make sure there are no lumps from the brown sugar. Soak chicken in the marinade for 6-8 hours. Heat grill to medium-high heat and grill until chicken is no longer pink.

Adapted from: No Biggie

Ricarda Rutter

*Ricarda Rutter is a Ten News reporter. She’s an award-winning and Walkley nominated journalist. She has worked at the SBS, ABC, and Triple R.Rutter is a mother and a wife.