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.
I’d love to hear from you if you try this. Please leave any questions or comments below! As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing you a joyful, blessed, and savvy day!!!
- 2-3 pounds boneless skinless chicken tenders
- 1 can regular (not diet) Sprite or Mt. Dew
- 3/4 cup oil
- 3/4 cup Dale's seasoning (I use lower sodium)
- Mix sprite, oil, and Dales until well combined.
- Pour over chicken and marinade overnight; turn occasionally to coat both sides.
- Grill chicken over medium coals until internal temperature reaches at least 165 degrees.
Sear these at high heat to get a char, then reduce heat to finish cooking.
Amount Per Serving Calories 370 Total Fat 23g Saturated Fat 3g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 18g Cholesterol 102mg Sodium 4686mg Carbohydrates 6g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 1g Sugar 4g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 34g