Sprite & Dale’s grilled chicken is our hands down favorite grilled chicken recipe. Everyone loves it, and it is the easiest recipe ever!
If you are looking for a quick and delicious marinade, look no further. I found this recipe years ago (it was originally for turkey tenderloins), and it now my go-to recipe for grilled chicken.
Since I keep a large bag of frozen chicken tenderloins in the freezer, I make this often. The chicken is best if marinaded overnight, but it will also be good with a day-long soak.
The key ingredient, Dale’s Seasoning, is hugely popular in the South and really is a miracle seasoning. Even a short marinade in Dales will yield huge flavor. Dale’s is similar to soy sauce but much more complex. It is very high in sodium, so I buy the lower sodium version.
This chicken is great the next day, and I often make a large batch so that my family can carry leftovers to school. We love serving the chicken with our favorite Bob Gibson’s white sauce. If you’ve never tried white barbecue sauce, you must! It is the perfect sauce for grilled poultry and barbecue brisket, beef & pork.
This marinade is also used for another of our favorites~Grilled Turkey Mignons. If you can find turkey tenderloins in your grocery, you should definitely give these a try.
Accompaniments: Two of my favorite sides for this chicken are twice baked potatoes and a simple chopped salad with one of our favorite dressings, Makoto Honey Ginger Dressing. I am addicted to this dressing. It tastes as good or better than the ginger dressings served on salads at Japanese steak houses. It is so fresh and light tasting on iceberg lettuce (like they serve at Japanese steakhouses) and goes so well with grilled chicken.