Chicken Marinade

This is my go-to chicken recipe when grilling out with friends.

Drumsticks and thighs always seem to be a hit with kids, as they're more fun to eat and juicier than white meats. Also, they're less expensive which makes this an entertaining big-win!

Marinade a batch the night before a big dinner gathering or the morning of. I guarantee you will have others asking you for this recipe when you do!

Best Chicken Marinade

6-10 chicken thighs (drumsticks work well too)
2 Tablespoons avocado oil
2 tsp onion flakes
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/8 tsp cayenne
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
Juice of half a lime
6 oz beer (I used a gluten-free beer or cider)
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
Salt to taste


  1. Add all of the ingredients except the chicken to gallon-sized zip lock bag. Seal bag and mash together until all ingredients are mixed up.
  2. Add the chicken. Reseal bag and massage the marinade onto the chicken. Let the chicken marinate for at least a couple of hours in the fridge, overnight would be best to let the chicken absorb all the flavors. Ideally, flip the bag over every couple hours to make sure the both sides of the chicken get to sit in the juices to marinate more evenly.
  3. Oil the grill. Preheat to medium-high heat. Add the chicken then flip around 7-8 minutes. You can baste the chicken with excess marinade, if desired. Cook the chicken until the juices are clear and the internal temp reads 165 degrees.
  4. Remove from grill and serve!