Pickle Juice Chicken Marinade Recipe: Tangy and Tender Chicken Delight!

Check out this easy Pickle Brine Chicken recipe that makes the most of your leftover pickle juice! Start by letting chicken breasts soak in the pickle juice to get that tangy flavour all through. Then, grill them just right until they’re juicy and packed with flavour.

Marinating chicken in pickle juice makes it super tender and gives it that perfect tangy kick. Every bite of this pickle brine chicken is juicy and delicious. And guess what? It’s really simple to make!

Once you’re done cooking, store any extra chicken in the fridge in a sealed container. It’ll stay good for up to 5 days. It’s handy to divide it into individual portions for quick meals.

You can even freeze the chicken with the pickle juice marinade for later. Just put it in a freezer bag and it’s ready whenever you want a yummy meal. Everyone will love how tasty and tender this chicken turns out!

Pickle Juice Chicken Marinade Recipe

Pickle Juice Chicken Marinade Recipe

Get ready for some seriously juicy chicken! This recipe uses pickle juice to make the chicken really tender and flavorful. Just mix chicken with salt, pepper, and pickle juice, and you've got a winner. It's easy to make, goes with almost anything, and is great for preparing meals ahead of time. Keep any extra chicken in the fridge in a sealed container for up to 4 days.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinating Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 5
Calories 169 kcal


  • Large mixing bowl
  • Grill
  • Grill brush
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife


  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 ½ cups Dill Pickle Juice
  • 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • ÂĽ tsp Red Pepper Flakes


  • In a big bowl, mix the pickle juice, brown sugar, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  • Put the chicken breasts into the bowl using tongs, making sure they are well covered with the marinade.
  • Cover the bowl and put it in the fridge for at least 4 hours, or overnight if you can.
  • When you’re ready to cook, heat your grill to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil the grill grates so the chicken won’t stick.
  • Put the marinated chicken on the grill. Cook each side for 5-7 minutes, or until the inside of the chicken is 165 degrees F.
  • Take the chicken off the grill and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  • Slice the chicken and enjoy!


  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. They will stay fresh for up to 5 days.
  • To make sure the chicken is cooked properly, we use an instant-read meat thermometer. The chicken should be 165 degrees F inside before you eat it.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories 169 kcal
Protein 25g
Carbohydrates 11g
Fat 4g
Sodium  2628mg
Potassium 430mg
Sugar 4g
Iron 1mg

How Long Do You Leave the Chicken in Pickle Juice?

How Long Do You Leave the Chicken in Pickle Juice?

Pour the pickle juice over the chicken. Seal the bag or cover the bowl and put it in the fridge for 6-8 hours to marinate. When you’re ready to cook, drain the chicken in a colander and let it sit for a few minutes while you make your seasoning mix.

Why Does Pickle Juice Make Chicken Better?

Pickle juice tenderizes the meat and adds flavour. It works like a brine, pulling salt into the chicken and keeping it juicy while adding the pickle’s flavours.

How Long Does a Chicken Pickle Last?

Chicken pickle is best eaten within 90 days of making it. Keep it in the fridge and make sure there’s a layer of oil on top to keep it fresh.

Can You Recycle Pickle Juice?

Yes, you can reuse pickle juice! It’s full of flavour and can be used to pickle other vegetables. Save vegetable scraps in the leftover brine for up to a week to give them a new, tasty life.

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