This chicken marinade makes juicy, flavorful and delicious chicken. It will become your go to marinade.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
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.
This is the best chicken marinade and it is 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 one of my favorite rice or potato dishes. But this chicken works really well in salads and pastas too. Your options are limitless.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
The ideal marinate time for chicken is 4-5 hours. Any longer and the texture of the chicken can be effected.
I prefer boneless and skinless chicken breasts. Chicken tenders or thighs will also work well with a marinade.
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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.