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Yellow Marinade Chicken Recipe Found in Mexican Markets

There are lots of chicken marinade recipes featuring mustard and this one is really good. Mustard marinades can work with chicken, beef, or fish, and the following recipe is especially nice with chicken. Perhaps you are wondering how to make a yellow marinade chicken recipe found in Mexican markets and this one features the garlic and citrus popular in some south of the border chicken dishes.

Homemade marinades are always better than the ones you buy though, and you can alter them however you like. A bottled marinade contains chemicals and additives but a homemade one can be as pure and healthy as you want, and you can personalize your marinades, in order to give your poultry the best taste ever.

Mustard is often served on hot dogs but can be overlooked when it comes to making marinades and other tasty dishes. This condiment comes in different varieties, including yellow mustard, honey mustard, and Dijon mustard. Dijon mustard is dark brown and quite pungent. Yellow mustard is great with Southern-style grilled food. Stone-ground mustard contains bits of mustard seeds and you can combine it with beer to make a steak or pork chop marinade. Honey mustard is also very tasty. The following recipe calls for yellow mustard but you can use another variety if you want.

Lemon and Yellow Mustard Marinade
Summary: Chicken marinades are always easy, especially this one which features mustard, lemon and garlic. This will flavor your chicken perfectly, keeping it moist and juicy too.
Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: Marinade
Serves: 2
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • ⅔ cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 whole minced garlic clove
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon white sugar
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  1. Whisk the lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, water, mustard, paprika, sugar, salt and black pepper together in a bowl.
  2. Pour this marinade over chicken pieces and marinate them in the refrigerator for an hour.
  3. Grill, bake, or broil the chicken until it is done.
Enough for (Makes 1 Cup).

Photo Description:

This chicken leg has taken on some of the color of the marinade, giving it a mouthwatering golden appearance. This mustard marinade features lemon and garlic too, to give your chicken an incredible flavor. This has to be one of the most delicious marinades you can make so if you are browsing lots and unable to make a decision about which to make, try this one. The flavor is really good and you can use any kind of chicken – breasts, wings, legs, or even a whole chicken cut into pieces.


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