Marinate on this: learn four of our flavorites.
Marinating your chicken from 1 hour to overnight not only adds flavor, but it also helps keep the chicken moist.
When you’re marinating chicken, keep the following tips in mind:
- Always marinate chicken in the refrigerator in a non-metallic bowl or food-safe bag.
- Never reuse marinade. If some of the marinade is desired for basting the chicken during cooking, it is best to remove a portion and set it aside before raw chicken has been added.
- If marinade is used as the basis for a sauce, bring it to a full, rolling boil before applying it to the cooked chicken.
Asian Ginger Marinade
- 1/4 cup lite soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon minced parsley leaves
Mediterranean Yogurt Marinade
- 1/3 cup plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons minced green onion
- 2 tablespoons chopped toasted almonds
- 1/2 teaspoon coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper flakes
Honey Mustard Marinade
- 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 4 teaspoons honey
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Citrus Herb Marinade
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon rosemary
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme