Marinade For Chicken

 A marinade for chicken offers a great depth of flavor and at the same time, enhances the chicken taste. A marinade also makes the chicken juicier. To obtain the best results, let the chicken absorb the marinade overnight. If in a hurry, soak the chicken in the marinade for at least 4 hours. It’s hard to go wrong with grilled or broiled chicken soaked in a good marinade.

1. Spicy Marinade For Chicken

  • 2 or 3 lbs. chicken breast, cut into small strips.
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder, (or more, if desired)
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • ¼ tsp. ground allspice
  • ¼ tsp. paprika
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. oregano
  • salt
  • fresh lime wedges
  1. Whisk the spices in a bowl.
  2. Place the chicken strips in the bowl, and refrigerate 4 or 5 hours.
  3. Preheat broiler, or prepare the charcoal grill.
  4. Place the marinated meat under the broiler, or on the grill.
  5. Cook each side until browns.
  6. This marinade will create a crust.
  7. Serve with wedges of fresh lime.

 

2. Balsamic Glazed Marinade For Chicken

  • 4 lb. chicken
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 tbs. brown sugar
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp. ground sage
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 dash dried thyme
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • freshly ground pepper
  1. Combine all the ingredients, except the chicken, in a large bowl.
  2. Place the chicken in the bowl, and spoon the marinade over it.
  3. Cover, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  5. Bake the chicken in a roasting pan for 1 hour.

3. Orange Ginger Marinade For Chicken

  • 2 lbs. chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 6 oz. orange juice concentrate
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp. parsley, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp. rosemary
  • ½ tsp. oregano
  • ½ tsp. marjoram
  • ½ tsp. thyme
  • salt and pepper
  1. Combine all the ingredients, except the chicken, in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Immerse the chicken in the marinade, and refrigerate for a few hours.
  3. Prepare the charcoal grill, and cook the chicken on skewers.

4. Peanut Butter Marinade For Chicken

  •  2 whole boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 3 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  1. Place the chicken breast in a shallow container.
  2. Whisk the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. Pour this mixture over the chicken pieces, tossing well, until well coated.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  5. Cook the chicken pieces under a broiler, or on a charcoal grill, until each side turns golden.
  6. Sprinkle the chicken with the rest of the marinade.

5. Lemon Marinade For Chicken

  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 fresh lemon
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • ½ tsp. ground sage
  •  ¼ cup olive oil
  • freshly ground pepper
  • salt
  1. Combine all the ingredients, except the chicken, in a large bowl, and mix well.
  2. Put the chicken in the bowl, and refrigerate for 3 or 4 hours.
  3. Prepare the charcoal or gas grill.
  4. Grill the chicken pieces over medium heat, until cooked.   

6. Tandoori Style Marinade For Chicken

  • 3 boneless and skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 1 tbsp. cumin
  • 2 tsp. coriander
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • salt
  1. Mix all the spices in a bowl.
  2. Add the chicken to the bowl.
  3. Cover, and allow it to marinade for 3 or 4 hours.
  4. Prepare the charcoal or gas grill.
  5. Place the chicken pieces on it, and cook until each side browns, turning from time to time
  6. Serve with steamed rice.
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