Grilled Chicken Marinade

For the last 6 months or so, I've pretty much stopped eating red meat. I know that's not for everyone, but the truth is that I've never been a big fan of it. Rich, on the other hand, could eat it at every meal every day for the rest of his life. We do tend to eat a lot of chicken at our house as a happy medium (Rich still gets his red meat a couple of times a week too). The best part is that I can always seem to find it on sale, so it goes a long way.

The best way to eat chicken breasts in the summer is off the grill! This marinade gives the chicken a wonderful taste that's different than the usual old boring chicken breast. The longer you marinade, the better and stronger the taste. I like to marinade for at least 4 hours.

Grilled Chicken Marinade
1 c. olive oil
3/4 c. soy (or light soy)
1/2 c. red wine vinegar
1/2 c. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 c. pure maple syrup (can substitute brown sugar)
1/3 c. fresh lemon juice
2 T. minced garlic
3 t. salt
generous dash of pepper

1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a large dish. Submerge thawed chicken breast into the mixture, covering completely.

2. Marinade at least 4 hours in the refrigerator, rotating the chicken after 2 hours. Discard the marinade when ready to grill

The result is juicy, tasty chicken that is tender and delicious.  I like to make up a big batch and use the leftovers for different recipes throughout the week. The marinade can be made a few days before using-keep refrigerated.


I'm supposed to be getting ready for a yard sale we are having on Saturday. I've had one every year for the last 12 years. It's a great way to get rid of clutter around the house and keep things simple. I don't like a lot of "stuff" and never have.  It makes me feel closed in and nervous. Unfortunately, with this heat and humidity, I have nothing at all done. Yikes!


Do you ever have garage/yard sales? Do you like to go to them?


Susan said...

Sounds Yummy- I will have to try it- we mostly eat chicken too and nothing beats the BBQ! Good luck with the yard sale~

Joyful Things said...

I love garage sales! The worst though is coming home with bargains you love but don't need and don't have space for.

Marinade looks delicious!

tallmama said...

I want to sure I make it right... 2 CUPS of garlic? Is this right?

Unknown said...

This was amazing! We had friends over for a bbq and my 6 year old neighbor could not stop talking about how yummy the chicken and sauce was! I cooked the marinade on the stove and added cornstarch to make a sauce once the chicken was grilled. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

We love this marinade! Thank you!

Amy said...

We had this last night. It was delicious! Thank you :-)

Unknown said...

This is an amazing marinade!! I have gotten so many compliments when I grill up some chicken after marinading overnight. Thanks for the recipe. Its yum! Perfect:)

Jennifer Coleman said...

Love this marinade, I serve it as a California Chicken Sandwich on sourdough bread with avocado, red onion, tomato and romaine lettuce, (honey mustard optional) along with grilled veggies. It is my family's favorite meal off the grill. Even our toddlers eat it!