Preservative Free Italian Marinade

I usually don't use marinades for two reasons: 1) Honestly, I forget to get it started far enough in advance. 2) Most of them are full of preservatives. I can't do much about the first one except put a reminder on my phone. This super easy recipe is an alternative to the preservative/sugar/sodium laden marinades you normally find. So, set a reminder on your phone to get this one going in time for dinner today!

Preservative Free Italian Marinade

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Chill Time: 2 hours-Overnight

#GlutenFree #DairyFree #LowSodium #PreservativeFree #RefinedSugarFree #NoAddedSugar #Easy #Sides #Dinner


1/2 T Dried Basil

1/2 T Dried Parsley

1/4 T Dried Oregano

1/2 lemon

2 T Olive Oil

Pinch of Salt

Pinch of Pepper

4 Medium-Sized Chicken Breasts (approx. 2-2.5 lbs)

  1. Measure everything except chicken in a gallon-sized bag

  2. Squish it around a little to mix everything

  3. Add the chicken breasts, seal the bag, and squish/tip the bag until the seasoning is equally disbursed over the chicken

  4. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours (or up to overnight)

  5. Cook chicken in instant pot, pan, grill, or however you like. Then slice and serve as a main dish with sides or on sandwiches, pasta, salad, or even tacos!

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Hi! I'm Felicia. I believe that food should be simple and the ingredients should be just that: ingredients. I also believe that balance and moderation are essential. So come to my kitchen, and let's make everyday family foods healthier. Or click here to learn more about me.