The BEST Chicken Marinade Recipe

Last night I hosted a surprise birthday party for a friend. We had about 25 friends and neighbors gather. It was pot luck and folks brought all kinds of delicious appetizers and baked beans and salads.

I grilled chicken breasts and burgers–well actually some nice guests volunteered to man the grill so I can’t take credit for the actual cooking. But I got more compliments on these chicken breasts and everyone wanted to know what was in the marinade. So here you go!

This is from The Freezer Cooking Manual from 30 Day Gourmet: A Month of Meals Made Easy. It has some really good recipes and some great advice and worksheets for those of you who want to cook ahead and freeze dishes or prepped food, like this chicken marinade. You can freeze chicken pieces in this marinade, then grill or bake or use in fajitas or stir fries. I took frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts and popped them bags with this marinade and let them marinate while they thawed overnight in my frig.

This makes about 3 cups of marinade. I cut back a bit on the soy sauce as it seemed like a lot of salty stuff. The chicken does not taste salty though, just very flavorful. And the grillers cooked the chicken perfectly!

  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbs dry mustard
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp dried parsley

Just delicious!  Mix it up and pour over chicken pieces in a gallon freezer bag. Freeze and pull out later, or pour over frozen chicken and let marinate while it thaws.

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