PART OF Summer Grilling

38 Marinade & Rub Recipes for the Grill

Steak, chops, chicken or fish - no matter what you're cooking with, we've got a marinade or rub to make it that much better.

Amazing Chicken Marinade

"What a great marinade! It's so delicious and easy to make. It has a perfect balance of sweetness and spice."


London Broil Marinade

"Made my very first London broil with this recipe and it was amazing. Warm the night of it was great, but the next day, as sandwich meat or with cheese and crackers cold, I think it was even better!"

-Shannon W.

Ginger-Lime Chicken Marinade

"Fabulous! I loved the combination of lime, ginger and garlic. This was one of the best marinades I've made."


Marinated Flank Steak with Blue Cheese Sauce

"This was a big hit for us and the dinner guests who enjoyed it with us. It's hard to go wrong with a great piece of meat, blue cheese and butter!"


Grilled Chicken Breast with Barbecue Glaze

"This was so yummy and very easy to make. I tasted the marinate before I added the chicken and loved it at the stage, so I put away a small amount of marinate to use as dipping sauce after the chicken was cooked."

-Chef floWer

Fajita Marinade

"We loved this marinade. It's spicy, but not too hot. I used the marinade to cook some boneless chicken, and it was yummy!"

-Chef Coirier

Marinade for Flank Steak

"The steak came out perfect, thanks to a little coarsely ground mustard. It was such a hit!"


Cider Vinegar Barbecue Sauce

"This is an awesome sauce. I made it for pulled pork sandwiches and was not disappointed."


Grilled Pork Chops Marinade

"This marinade was perfect. It gave the chops a nice caramel flavor, even on our gas grill."

-Accounting Princess

Grilled Shrimp Marinade

"This was a huge hit! After my guests took their first bite, they were asking for the recipe."


Carolina Honey BBQ Sauce

"This is an awesome barbecue sauce! My family enjoys this with ribs, but it is great for all kinds of grilling!"

-Lacy S.

Pork Tenderloin Marinade

"Excellent recipe. Easy to prepare and the finished dish was tender and delicious. I let the pork marinate for 2 1/2 days and broiled it in the oven."

-Chef Tony

The Best Salmon Marinade

"This was such a simple and delicious marinade for salmon. We loved the combination of garlic and ginger."


Red Robin's Campfire Sauce

"This dip was just glorious. Creamy, smoky and spicy perfection!"


Oklahoma Joe's Rib Rub

"This one goes in my all-time-favorites file. My hubby uses it almost as fast as I can make it!"

-Lisa Gay

Marinated Skirt Steak

"This has true restaurant flavor and I will definitely serve to company!"

-Chef Trident

Barbecue Sauce for Chicken & Ribs

"Sweet and smoky — everything you could want from BBQ sauce! I am looking forward to using this on grilled cheese sandwiches, steaks, chicken and pulled pork."

-Abby Girl

K.C.Masterpiece Barbecue Sauce

"It tastes almost the same as KC Masterpiece. It's got big taste and requires minimal work. I brushed it on top of my broiled pork steaks, it gave them such a wonderful flavor."


Dry Rub for BBQ Ribs

"Best ribs ever! I added a drizzle of honey on the ribs after I rubbed them. This is my go-to when cooking ribs in summer."

-Liza at

Sweet & Sour BBQ Marinade

"Wow! This marinade was the star of the meal. It had a tangy taste that paired well with the smoky flavors from the grill."

-Susie D

Kansas City Dry Rub

"This rub was wonderful — spicy and sweet. It made the meat deliciously tender."


Steak Marinade

"Fantastic! This really enhanced the steak's natural flavor, and it caramelized beautifully on the outside."


Santa Fe Dry Rub

"I lost a recipe just like this from my mom — thanks! This is so yummy. I love the flavor."


Mustard Rub for Pork

"Wow! This is robust and flavorful. The small amount of sugar really helps the rub sear the meat."

-Susiecat too

Buttermilk-Herb Marinade

"Absolutely delicious! I used this on chicken and it was the most-flavorful and most-incredibly moist chicken I've ever had."


Spicy BBQ Rub

"I loved the spiciness from the chile flakes and cayenne. I used this on chicken — it was wonderful!"


Mediterranean Fish Rub

"This is a very fresh-tasting marinade. I used the zest of the lemon and lime, which gave it extra zing."


Dry Rub for Chicken or Turkey

"This is a fantastic rub with a subtle kick to it. I use it on chicken breasts and have gotten rave reviews."


Bourbon Steak Marinade

"Excellent! I really enjoyed using this marinade for sirloin, but now I can't wait to try it on a rib-eye steak."

-Marg (CaymanDesigns)

Montreal Steak Rub

"This is easily as good, if not better, than the packaged stuff. And it's a heck of a lot cheaper to make!"


Bonus: Copycat Steak Sauce

"I really loved this steak sauce. I ran out of the store bought kind, so I thought I'd give this a try—I was happy that I did."

-busy mom

Kona Coffee Rub

"This was an excellent rub. We really enjoyed the deep flavor that it brought out in the sirloin steak."

-Baby Kato

Green Curry Marinade for Vegetables

"We loved the zing from the citrus, the smokiness from the cumin and the spiciness of the curry paste."

-Susie D

Asian Marinade

"Great marinade! I used fresh garlic and marinated the chicken for at least 6 hours. It was wonderfully tender and delicious."


Beer Marinade

"I doubled the recipe and used this on a whole chicken. I also added a tablespoon of minced garlic. Awesome!"


Ancho Chile Rub

"I loved this! I used a nice strip steak and the meat turned out tender, juicy and full of flavor."

-Crafty Lady 13

Rum, Pineapple & Ginger Glaze

"Wonderful! This recipe had the perfect blend of tropical flavors — sweet and slightly spicy."


Lamb Chop Marinade

"This was outstanding. I made a rack of lamb and marinated it overnight. The flavors were perfect."