How to prepare the best grilled chicken using marinated chicken

Chicken breasts are a healthy choice because of how lean they are. However, without as much fat as other meats, chicken breasts can dry out when cooking. To help you get truly juicy and flavourful marinated chicken, Tariq Halal has created this guide. Say goodbye to dry, rubbery grilled chicken breasts!  

Preparing the Chicken

Your first step is to flatten the chicken for an even grilling space. Place the chicken breasts one at a time inside a plastic bag and start pounding lightly with a meat mallet until even.

Once flattened, we recommend bringing the chicken in salt water for at least half an hour. A brined chicken breast will have better moisture, flavor, and grill marks.

Another way to brine your chicken breasts is by combining it with a marinade. A brine marinade will give you incredibly juicy chicken that packs a delicious, flavourful punch.

Tariq Halal’s Brine Marinade for Grilled Chicken Breasts 

Our brine marinade creates fresh and juicy grilled chicken that’s perfect for summer. All you need are a few ingredients you probably already have in your cupboards! This recipe uses 4 skinless and boneless chicken breasts.

Brine Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of water
  • ¼ cup Kosher salt

Marinade Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup honey
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp French or American mustard
  • 1 tsp paprika


  • Start by making the brine. Mix the salt and water in a bowl until the salt is dissolved. Set aside.
  • In a smaller bowl, whisk all the marinade ingredients together.
  • Combine half of the marinade with the brine, keeping the rest to brush over the chicken before grilling.
  • Pound the chicken until it’s evenly thinned out.
  • Place the chicken into the brine marinade and leave in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  • When ready to grill, take the breasts out and gently pat them dry with a kitchen roll, then apply the rest of the marinade.
  • You’re now ready to grill the best-marinated chicken breasts!

Halal Chicken from Tariq Halal

Another way to ensure you have the best-marinated chicken and grilled chicken breast is to buy high-quality halal chicken breasts from Tariq Halal. We have several nutritious and juicy halal chicken that will make your marinated chicken recipes stand out.

Our online halal meat shop also has a range of tasty halal marinaded chicken thighs and grilled chicken burgers you can buy online.