How to Marinate Chicken: Soak Your Chicken in Your Homemade Delicious Marinade Mixture

How to Marinate Chicken: Soak Your Chicken in Your Homemade Delicious Marinade Mixture
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Tripboba.com - There are so many ways to prepare the chicken before cooking it, and one of them is marinating. By marinating, we can get more taste when we bite the chicken because all the seasonings are perfectly absorbed.

Inside this article, you will learn how to marinate chicken using the best recipes, including the ingredients you need to make a marinade. Check it out.

How to Marinate Chicken Breast

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. Chicken Breasts

  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil (depending on preference)

  • 3 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice

  • 3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce

  • 2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar

  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar

  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce

  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced or 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon Pepper

  • Fresh Parsley (Garinish)

Instructions:

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Below is the step-by-step how to marinate chicken breast and cook it. It's easy to follow.

Step 1. Put oil, lemon juice, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, salt, and pepper into a bowl and stir it until all the ingredients are mixed well.

Step 2. Make several holes on the chicken breasts by using a fork and put it in a large Ziploc bag.

Step 3. Also, pour marinade on the zip bag. Make sure all sides of the chicken breasts are covered with the marinade.

Step 4. Let marinate for at least 30 minutes. 4 - 5 hours is ideal.

Step 5. Preheat grill to medium heat. Make sure you brush the grill with oil to prevent sticking.

Step 6. Place the flavored chicken on the hottest side of the grill for 5 - 6 minutes per side.

Step 7. Remove chicken from the oven when the internal temperature reaches 165°F and let it rest for 5 minutes.

Step 8. Now you can enjoy your marinade chicken breast.

How to Marinate Chicken Thighs

How to Marinate Chicken Thighs
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Ingredients:

  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil

  • 4 tbsp low sodium soy sauce

  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice (or lime juice)

  • 5 tbsp honey (or maple syrup)

  • 6 cloves garlic (minced)

  • ½ tsp black pepper (freshly ground)

  • 2 tsp kosher salt (plus more to taste)

Instructions:

Photo by Food Thinkers from Flickr

Below is the step-by-step how to marinate chicken thighs and cook them. It's easy to follow.

Step 1. Put all ingredients into a bowl and stir it until all the ingredients are mixed well. Now you get your marinade mixture.

Step 2. Make several holes on the chicken thighs by using a fork and put it in a large Ziploc bag.

Step 3. Also, pour marinade on the zip bag. Make sure all sides of the chicken thighs are covered with the marinade.

Step 4. Let marinate for at least 30 minutes. 4 - 5 hours is ideal.

Step 5. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Step 6. Put the chicken together with the marinade mixture in a baking dish and bake it at 450 degrees F for about 25-30 minutes with the skin side up.

Step 7. Turn on the broiler for 2-3 minutes when the thighs are almost done cooking to get a tasty browned and crisped-up skin. Make sure the tops are not burned.

Step 8. Remove chicken from the oven when the internal temperature reaches 165°F and let it rest for 5 minutes.

How to Marinate Chicken Drumsticks

How to Marinate Chicken Drumsticks
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Ingredients:

  • 10 medium chicken drumsticks (skin removed)

  • cooking spray

  • ⅓ cup olive oil

  • 1 medium lemon, juiced

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 Tablespoon honey

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon oregano

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • Salt, to taste

Instructions:

Photo by me from Flickr

Below is the step-by-step how to marinate chicken drumsticks and cook them. It's easy to follow.

Step 1. Put all ingredients into a bowl and stir it until all the ingredients are mixed well. Now you get your marinade mixture. Don't forget to add salt for the taste much as you want.

Step 2. Make several holes on the chicken drumsticks using a fork and put it in a large Ziploc bag.

Step 3. Also, pour marinade on the zip bag. Make sure all sides of the chicken drumsticks are covered by the marinade.

Step 4. Let marinate for at least 30 minutes. 4 - 5 hours is ideal.

Step 5. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Step 6. Put the chicken without the marinade mixture in a baking dish and bake at 450 degrees F for about 25-30 minutes for each side.

Step 7. Remove chicken from the oven when the internal temperature reaches 165°F and let it rest for 5 minutes.

Step 8. Now you can enjoy your marinade chicken drumsticks.

How Long to Marinate The Chicken in Buttermilk

If you use buttermilk as the marinade mixture, you just have to marinate the chicken for more than 2 hours. For better taste, you should keep it overnight.



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