This Chicken Pickle Juice Marinade Recipe will leave your chicken flavor and moist. Switch up your chicken marinade and use leftover pickle juice.

Chicken Breast on a plate with sides of sliced pickles
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This chicken marinade is delicious and easy to make. Create a delicious marinade with leftover pickle juice and simple seasoning. The perfect pickle brine chicken for your summer BBQ’s.

The pickle juice gives the perfect amount of flavor and leaves your grilled chicken tender and juicy. Add your favorite sides to create a flavorful meal. Use this marinade on Grilled Chicken Wings, Grilled Chicken Drumsticks, or Grilled Chicken Sandwich Recipe.

Why We Love This Recipe

I love using a marinade anytime I make chicken as it take the flavor up a notch and makes a crowd pleasing meal. Making homemade marinade allows me to adjust the ingredients to what I prefer.

Instead of throwing our your leftover pickle juice, use it for this marinade recipe.

Ingredients

Ingredients needed - chicken breast, dill pickle juice, brown sugar, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes
  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts – Substitute with drumsticks, chicken thighs or chicken tenders.

Scroll to the bottom for the full recipe and ingredients in the recipe card.

Seasoning Variations

For a delicious variation feel free to add or substitute the seasoning. Here are some of our favorites.

  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Paprika

How to Make Chicken Pickle Juice Marinade

  • Step 1 – Combine Marinade Ingredients – In a large bowl, whisk together all the ingredients except for the chicken. This includes the 1 ½ cups of dill pickle juice.
Mixing the marinade in a bowl with a plate of chicken breast on the side
  • Step 2 – Place chicken in bowl – Use tongs to dredge the chicken in the bowl with the marinade.  
  • Step 3 – Refrigerate – Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.   
Marinating chicken in a large bowl
  • Step 4 – Heat Grill – Then preheat the grill to 350 degrees. Gently brush the grates of the grill with the oil to prevent the chicken from sticking.
  • Step 5 – Grill Chicken – Place the chicken on the grill. Cook for 5-7 minutes per size until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
Grilled chicken on the grill
  • Step 6 – Serve and Enjoy – Then remove the chicken from the grill, let the chicken rest for 5 minutes. Then the chicken is ready to slice and enjoy. 

Recipe Tips for Marinade Chicken in Pickle Juice

  • Meat Thermometer – We use an instant-read meat thermometer to make sure that the chicken is cooked. This ensure it is cooked to a safe temperature before eating.  
  • Prepare Grill – Make sure grill is heated to high heat and oil to prevent chicken from sticking.
  • Rest Chicken – After grilling chicken, all chicken to rest for a few minutes before serving.
  • Chicken Thighs – Feel free to use boneless chicken thighs in this recipe. You can use this marinade for fried chicken if you prefer.
  • Seasoning – Add in cayenne pepper for an extra kick to this recipe.

How to Marinate Chicken in Pickle Juice

This budget friendly marinade will leave your chicken so juicy. After combining the seasoning and pickle juice, place your chicken in the bowl. Make sure your chicken is completely submerged in the marinade.

Allow the chicken marinade to marinate for about 4 hours total time. We like to let it marinade overnight for best results.

Chicken Breast on a plate with sides of sliced pickles

What to Serve with Chicken in Pickle Juice?

This recipe can be served with many different sides. When we grill out, we like to prepare sides that can easily be prepared on the grill. These are some of our top favorites.

  • Cheesy Foil Pack Potatoes – Easy Cheesy Grilled Potatoes in Foil only requires a few simple ingredients. This makes the best grilled side dish. The slice potatoes are seasoned and wrapped in foil and grilled.
  • Grilled Zucchini in FoilZucchini grilled in foil is a simple and easy side dish. It is great paired with many different meats. 
  • Grilled Vegetables in FoilThe perfect summertime side dish. Add your favorite summer vegetables to create a delicious side.
Chicken Breast on a plate

Frequently Asked Questions

What does Chicken Marinated in Pickle Juice taste like?

Chicken Marinated Pickle Juice does not have a strong pickle juice flavoring. Only a small portion of the flavoring soaks into the chicken. None of my family commented that the chicken taste like pickles. You will just be left with a flavor, tender and juicy chicken recipe.

What does Soaking Chicken in Pickle Juice do?

I get excited when we finish off a jar of pickles. Having the pickle juice to marinate the chicken makes for a delicious marinade. The pickle juice gives the chicken a delicious texture, keeps it juicy and tenderizes it.

How Long to Marinate Chicken in Pickle Juice:

We recommend placing chicken in the marinade and then putting in the fridge for at least 4 hours. If you are short on time, you can do it as little as an hour. But we recommend only marinating up to 24 hours.

How to Store Leftovers

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 

How to Bake in the Oven

You can easily use this marinade to bake the chicken in the oven. Place the dill pickle chicken on a baking sheet or baking dish. Place in the oven in bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes. Cooking time will vary depending on how thick your chicken is.

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Chicken Pickle Juice Marinade

5 from 33 votes
This Chicken Pickle Juice Marinade Recipe will leave your chicken flavor and moist. Switch up your chicken marinade and use leftover pickle juice.
Prep Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Let Rest 5 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 27 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 167

Ingredients

  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 ½ cups Dill Pickle Juice
  • 1 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
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Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all the ingredients except for the chicken.
  • Use tongs to place the chicken in the bowl with the marinade.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  • Then preheat the grill to 350 degrees F. Gently brush the grates of the grill with the oil to prevent the chicken from sticking.
  • Place the chicken on the grill. Cook for 5-7 minutes per size until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  • Then remove the chicken from the grill, let the chicken rest for 5 minutes. Then it’s ready to slice and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 
We use an instant-read meat thermometer to make sure that the chicken is cooked to a safe temperature before eating.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 167kcal, Carbohydrates 10g, Protein 24g, Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g, Monounsaturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0.01g, Cholesterol 72mg, Sodium 2628mg, Potassium 431mg, Fiber 0.2g, Sugar 3g, Vitamin A 74IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 11mg, Iron 1mg

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