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Chicken Marinade Recipe

Garlic and Lime Chicken Fajita Marinade

This is a homemade chicken fajita marinade you can grill at home. Make the very best fajitas using this great marinade recipe. Enjoy the magnificent flavor it lends your chicken fajitas, served with your favorite side dishes. Using chicken pieces with skin or boneless skinless chicken, as you prefer, you can make this fajita marinade for all your Mexican or Tex-Mex food parties, and everyone will be impressed with the amazing taste it offers.

Are you the type who likes to marinate the meat you are cooking for your family’s dinner? Do you like infusing the marinade into the meat pieces so that the meat absorbs the rich flavorful spices and is even more tender than normal? In that case, I would like you to try this very rich and tasty marinade. The sweetness of brown sugar mingled with garlic cloves, cumin, Worcestershire sauce, chopped cilantro, olive oil, lime juice, and beer creates a hearty, savory marinade for practically any cut of meat. It is great for chicken, turkey, elk, pork, beef, and venison, to name but a few.

This marinade seems to enhance the flavor of wild game meat and at the same time it completely removes the typical ‘wild game’ flavor many people find distasteful or too strong. When using this marinade for game meat you might want to let the meat soak for an additional 20 minutes or so, but it really is just a matter of choice rather than a necessary step. Either way, or no matter for which meat you use this marinade, your family will love the flavors absorbed by the chicken or meat, and you will love how easy the marinade is to make and use. Continue reading

Fried Chicken Marinade with Buttermilk

This fried chicken marinade recipe is one you will need to plan in advance because the chicken needs to soak overnight in the brine mixture, and then again overnight (or for a minimum of eight hours) in the second marinade. The resulting chicken will be really soft and tender, because brining the chicken helps to lock in moisture and the buttermilk marinade softens the meat, making it super-juicy. Perhaps you have tried brining before, or tried marinating your poultry or meat, but did you ever treat the chicken both ways, using a brining technique and marinating it too?

This might sound like a lot of work, especially if you compare the recipe to others where the chicken is marinated once and turns out tasty but this recipe is really special and whenever you want to make the best fried chicken and be guaranteed to get top results, make it. You will not be disappointed.

If you like your chicken flavorful and tender, you might like to try this twice-marinated fried chicken marinade for yourself. Your family will wonder how you locked so much taste and moisture into the chicken, and you will want to make this again and again, because it really is that good. Continue reading

Lemon Mint Yogurt Chicken Marinade

The live cultures in yogurt are able to break down the proteins in chicken, which gives juicy, tender results. If you are looking for a way to make moist, succulent and delicious chicken, try soaking your poultry in this mint yogurt chicken marinade and prepare to be amazed at the results.

Give the chicken at least eight hours so the yogurt can work its magic, and not only will it be really tasty but the texture will be soft and tender too, giving you an all-round great chicken feast. Serve this excellent recipe with potato salad or bread, and maybe a simple salad on the side to showcase the grilled bird.

This recipe provides cooking tips for gas grill users and charcoal grill users, so you can take your pick depending which type of grill you have. Obviously your chicken will take on a smoky flavor if you use a charcoal grill, which a gas grill does not offer, but a gas grill is easier to control temperature-wise, since you just turn it up or down. Both types of grill have advantages and disadvantages. Some people even use an electric grill, and those can be used inside since there is no toxic smoke or gas involved. Continue reading

Greek Style Marinade for Chicken with Fresh Mint

This Greek style marinade for chicken is a very easy recipe to make since all you need to do is blend the ingredients in a blender and soak the chicken in it. Lemon juice, oregano, garlic, and mint are typical Greek ingredients. The recipe suggests that you keep pureeing the ingredients until they emulsify.

So, what does emulsify mean? To emulsify something means to blend two ingredients together which would not naturally blend. Think about oil and vinegar, for example. If you stir oil and vinegar together they do not blend naturally and if you leave the mixture they will completely separate, resulting in a pool of oil around a smaller pool of vinegar. An emulsifier is a bridge ingredient which lets the ingredients emulsify.

For example, if you want to bind oil with lemon juice to make mayonnaise, you will need to use eggs as your emulsifier. If you want to make vinaigrette, mustard can work as your bridge ingredient. You will need a whisk, food processor, or blender to emulsify ingredients. If a recipe does not tell you to use an emulsifier you should just combine the ingredients and they will stay blended long enough for the food to be served and eaten. Continue reading

Herby Chicken Buttermilk Marinade

As well as being excellent with chicken, this chicken buttermilk marinade works well with pork. The buttermilk not only offers a tangy kick but it also doubles up as a tenderizer for the meat, making your chicken soft and delicious. Chicken might not need to be soaked in marinade for hours like tough cuts of beef but changing the texture a little can result in a softer finish and a lot of people like this.

Marinate the chicken for a couple of hours, then discard the marinade and cook the chicken – dinner could not be simpler. Why not make this easy chicken buttermilk marinade today and serve the finished chicken with potatoes or rice and your favorite veggies? There are different chicken marinade recipes featuring buttermilk and some are very simple, requiring just the buttermilk and a pinch of salt or perhaps some pepper. This one uses fresh and dried herbs, as well as mustard and honey.

Mustard and honey are lovely together since they are complete opposites yet complement one another and herbs always work well with chicken. Whether or not you are used to marinating your chicken, this recipe is sure to inspire you to try other marinades afterwards. Marinated poultry always makes a great meal. Continue reading

Smoky Marinade for Whole Chicken with Herbs

The following marinade for whole chicken recipe can be used for a whole chicken or you can use it for a whole chicken cut into pieces. If you are using it for chicken pieces you will need a four pound bag of them. The recipe calls for the chicken to be slow cooked but you can bake it if you prefer.

Part of the appeal of slow cooking though is the succulent and juicy results. The chicken gently warms up in the crockpot and steams in the enclosed space so the moisture cannot escape. If you are using chicken pieces you can even grill them. To do this, you will need to heat your grill to medium and oil the grate lightly.

Grill the chicken pieces for about fifteen minutes per side or until the juices run clear. Put the rosemary sprigs on the coals sometimes to give the chicken an herby smoky flavor. However you choose to cook the chicken you should discard the marinade. If you are slow cooking the chicken it will make its own juices anyway, plus you will still have some of the marinade for whole chicken stuck on the bird to give it extra flavor. Continue reading

Korean Chicken Marinade with Sesame

This delicious Korean chicken marinade is wonderful for steak or beef short ribs, as well as chicken. Serve it with steamed rice and kimchi, which is a traditional, fermented, seasoned vegetable dish. Kimchi, sometimes spelt kim chee, kimchee, or gimchi, can also refer to unfermented vegetables.

There are lots of different variations of this dish using a main vegetable ingredient like radish, cucumber, green onions, or Napa cabbage. It is the most popular Korean side dish and also used to make other dishes like kimchi fried rice or kimchi stew, amongst others. Another way to serve the chicken is simply by itself or perhaps with some chili sauce on the side. The following chicken marinade recipe combines sesame oil, soy sauce, sesame seeds, garlic, sesame seeds, and other seasonings for a typical Korean flavor.

Although this is also good with beef, it is nice with chicken. Poultry might have a mild flavor but it is more than capable of soaking up bold flavors like this and suiting the taste. Marinate the chicken for a minimum of half an hour but leave it for up to twenty four hours for a stronger flavor. You can grill, pan-fry, or bake the marinated chicken, cooking it however you wish. Continue reading

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hello, I'm Christine. Thanks for dropping by and welcome to Amazing Sauces. Food is a very important part of our family's lives, and I find a homemade sauce often finishes a dish perfectly. Whether you are making something with chicken, beef, pork, vegetables, an appetizer, or even a dessert recipe, a sauce is often the ideal finishing touch.

You will find many sauce recipes here, all conveniently in one place, from the classics like tomato sauce, béchamel sauce and cheese sauce, to gravies, marinades, and unusual ideas for sauces too like ginger-plum sauce or gorgonzola sauce.

Some sauces can be drizzled over the meal, while others are best served on the side. Some will work as a dip or sauce, while others are great for basting, marinating or adding a splash of color to a recipe. Try our creamy gravies with your breakfast, one of our international steak marinades for a sophisticated spin on dinner, or learn how to make a classic béarnaise or rich red wine sauce to complement your dish.

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