This chicken marinade makes juicy, flavorful and delicious chicken. It will become your go to marinade.
A good chicken marinade is an essential part of any cooking repertoire. It’s a quick and easy way to pull dinner together. This marinade can be changed up a lot of different ways.
Mustard. I usually use Dijon but a stone ground mustard, spicy brown or regular yellow mustard will work too.
Vinegar. I prefer apple cider vinegar but balsamic vinegar would give it a nice flavor and sometimes I use red or white wine vinegar.
Sugar. The recipe calls for brown sugar but honey will also work. You’ve got lots of flexibility to use what you have on hand or play around with your flavor combinations.
How Long Do I Marinate Chicken?
The ideal marinate time for chicken is 4-5 hours. Any longer and the texture of the chicken is effected and it gets mushy.
What Kind of Chicken Can I Use?
You can use chicken breasts, I prefer boneless and skinless. Chicken tenders or thighs will also work.
What To Serve Marinaded Chicken With
This chicken marinade is the perfect one to use for any dish you want to add a little more flavor to. I often just marinade my chicken breasts, grill them or bake them and then serve them with some rice pilaf or yummy potato dish. The chicken is flavorful enough to dice up and add into pasta, onto a taco or anyway you like to eat your chicken.
One of my favorite ways to use this chicken marinade is for chicken tostadas. Marinaded chicken is also delicious in this Spinach Apple Salad. And if you like this marinade, make sure to check out my Garlic Herb Seasoning Recipe.
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Chicken Marinade Recipe
- 6 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- juice of one lemon
- 3 Tbsp mustard Dijon
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- Mix together all ingredients, add in chicken and allow to marinate for at least one hour.