The 11 Best Marinades Using 5 Ingredients or Less

Hello, spring! We’re pulling our grill out of the garage and into the backyard this week, and cooking on it every chance we get until fall. Deciding what’s for dinner couldn’t be easier when I have these simple marinades in my arsenal. Each of these 10 best marinades is totally tasty on chicken, beef, or pork and has five ingredients or less (not counting salt and pepper).

As I’m cleaning up the breakfast dishes, I like to get a container with a lid or a gallon size zipper bag and put my meat and marinade in it and let it sit all day in the fridge. Even if you’re in a hurry to get out the door to work, YOU CAN DO THIS! It’s totally worth the five minutes of your time, because I know on the way home from work you’ll be super happy to not have to think, “What should I make for dinner when I get home??”

1. Easy 7-Up Marinade from Chef in Training uses 7-Up, garlic, horseradish, soy sauce, and oil.

10 Best Marinades Using 5 Ingredients or Less

2. Balsamic Marinade for Steak from Everyday Maven uses olive oil, balsamic vinegar, spicy brown mustard, salt, pepper, and parsley.

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3. Lime Chicken One-Minute Marinade Hack from Momtastic harnesses the power of the microwave to speed up a four-hour marinade into just a minute. Use this hack for any marinade—it’s a game changer.

4. Greek Chicken Marinade from Kalyn’s Kitchen uses oil, lemon, Greek seasoning, poultry seasoning, oregano, and pepper.
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