August 28, 2012

24 Hour Chicken Marinade

 This marinade is yummy!  My chicken always turns out so flavorful and it is so moist and juicy.  The chicken is almost tender enough to just melt in your mouth.  I cook mine on the George Foreman, but I can imagine how amazing it would be cooked on an outdoor grill.  With that added smoky barbeque flavor, this would be over the top.  If you are planning to barbeque this weekend for Labor Day, this would be a great recipe to try!  If you are not able to grill outdoors, no worries, it is still so good grilled indoors.  

It takes me about 2 minutes to mix up the marinade, I throw in the chicken and I don't have to think about it until the next night.  It is perfect to have after a long day at work.  Serve with a side of Cheesy Zucchini Rice and you are set!
24 Hour Chicken Marinade
3/4 c. vegetable oil
1/4 c. + 2 Tbl. low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 c. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 c. red wine vinegar
2 Tbl. + 2 tsp. lemon juice
1 Tbl. dry mustard powder
1 1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 c. finely chopped fresh parsley

Whisk together all ingredients.  Pour over chicken and allow to marinate.  The longer you let it marinate, the better the flavor will be (24 hours is ideal).  Makes enough for 4 large chicken breasts.  Cook on an outdoor grill or an indoor grill until the thickest part of the chicken registers 160 degrees on an instant read thermometer.  Remove from heat and allow to rest for a few minutes before slicing to keep all the juices inside.      

Jenn's Notes:  I have made this without allowing the chicken to marinate for a full 24 hours and it wasn't as flavorful.  So, I highly recommend allowing it to marinate a full 24 hours.  
slightly adapted from: All Recipes


  1. I might just give it a try this weekend, sounds great:@)

  2. Yum! This sounds like a good marinade for this weekend! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! It made my day! XOXO

  3. I really prefer homemade marinades! I'll be noting this one!

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  4. We are zucchini lovers in our family. I can't wait to try that rice!! Hugs!

  5. sounds wonderful - I am always looking for a new marinade to try

  6. I mixed up this marinade last night and marinated several boneless chicken breasts (pounded them first). Cooked over medium coals for about 10-11 minutes total and it was FABULOUS! Absolutely the best marinade for chicken I've ever used! I think it would be awesome on pork chops too! So thank you, thank you, thank you!

    1. I am so glad to hear that. I can only imagine how amazing it was cooked over coals. I'll have to try it on pork chops - great idea. - Jenn