This super easy BBQ Chicken Marinade is quick to make, is perfect for grilling, and adds so much savory flavor to your chicken! This is one of my favorite overnight marinades as it packs quite the punch of flavor! Since it's made from bottled barbecue sauce as the marinade base, this marinade is a snap to mix up!
In a small bowl, add the barbecue sauce, olive oil, liquid smoke, minced garlic, chili powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
Pour the combined marinade into a ziploc plastic storage bag then add the chicken. Push out the excess air while sealing the bag.
Massage the BBQ marinade into your chicken pieces through the bag until well coated.
Refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours. Freeze for up to 3 months.
This marinade recipe yields ⅔ cups of barbecue marinade, or 10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons. I use 1 pound of chicken per ½ cup of BBQ marinade.My two chicken breasts were roughly ½ pound each, so this marinade amount could have easily had another piece of chicken added.