My mom has been making this 7 UP Grilled Chicken Recipe for years. It’s a definite family favorite. Somehow I forgot about this gem of a recipe. Just last month we went to my parents for a big family dinner. My mom and dad had made and grilled 7 UP chicken and I couldn’t believe I had forgotten about it!
So, I decided I MUST start making this easy, delicious, tender, and juicy chicken dish for us… Truthfully, I really can’t believe I forgot about it in the first place because it’s one of my favorites too.
Note: Don’t make this recipe if you don’t have a grill! I tried making it indoors on this top-of-the-line grill pan but the marinate dripped onto the bottom of the pan and smoked up my house like crazy. Further, the marinate burned on the pan and gave the chicken a smokey 7 UP flavor which I didn’t love. So unless you love smokey 7UP flavor, I’d recommend sticking to an outdoor grill.
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Marinate Time: 10+ Hours
Grill Time: 15 Minutes (varies)
You’ll want to marinate the chicken for at least 10 hours. I like to marinate it overnight and throughout the day and then grill it right before dinner.
1. Mix the 7UP, Soy Sauce, Oil and Garlic Powder in a deep dish (I use a casserole dish). Place the chicken into the marinade making sure the chicken is covered. The dish should be big enough yet small enough for the chicken to be almost all (if not all) of the way submerged in the marinade.
2. Marinate in the fridge for 10+ hours.
3. Before serving, grill the chicken until the meat is white all the way through.
2 Cups 7 UP
1 Cup Soy Sauce
1 Cup Oil
2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
4-6 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts