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5 plastic bags on white counter top filled with Whole30 Chicken Marinade 5 different ways. Text overlay of what each marinade is - cinnamon basil, jalapeño lime, coconut curry, mustard balsamic, citrus rosemary.
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Whole30 Chicken Marinade 5 Ways

Easy and flavorful Whole30 Chicken Marinade 5 different ways! These chicken marinades are perfect for grilling, baking, or pan frying and are paleo, gluten free, dairy free, and Whole30 approved. Say no to boring chicken!!
Course Main Course
Keyword Whole30 Chicken Marinade
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Kelly


Coconut Curry Marinade

Cinnamon Basil Marinade

Jalapeño Lime Marinade

  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 large jalapeño, diced (seeds included)
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Citrus Rosemary Marinade

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, roughly chopped
  • salt, to taste

Mustard Balsamic Marinade

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown mustard
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt, to taste


  • In a small bowl, mix together your marinade.
  • Add it to a plastic bag or sealable dish with chicken. You can use breasts, thighs, or drumsticks, any kind will work. Marinate overnight or for at least 4 hours.
  • Grill chicken, bake in the oven, or pan fry. Cooking instructions will vary on cooking method and type of chicken used.


Each marinade is good for about a pound of chicken. If making more, the recipes can easily be doubled or tripled.