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Super Easy Chicken Marinade

marinated-chicken

Ingredients

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons vinegar, like cider, balsamic, or red wine
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons dried herbs, like thyme, oregano, rosemary, or crumbled bay leaf
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons mustard, whole grain or Dijon
  • 1 to 2 teaspoon garlic or onion powder, optional
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast, each about 6 ounces

Directions

Put the vinegar, herbs, mustard, powders if using and oil in a large re-sealable plastic bag. Close the bag and shake to combine all the ingredients. Open the bag, drop in the chicken breast in the bag. Close and shake the bag to coat evenly. Freeze for up to 2 weeks.

Thaw in the refrigerator overnight, under cold, running water, or in the microwave at 30 percent power for 1 minute at a time.

Heat a grill or grill pan. When the grill is hot, place the chicken on the grill and cook for about 4 minutes per side, or until cooked through. You can also bake the thawed chicken in a 375 degree F oven for 15 minutes, or until cooked through.

Super Easy Lemon and Rosemary Marinade for Chicken

lemon and rosemary marinade for chicken

Ingredients

  • 6 pieces of boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Directions

In a glass bowl or large Ziploc bag place the chicken pieces in the marinade and place in the fridge for 30-60 minutes, no longer. Grill the chicken on medium flame until completely cooked. Makes enough marinade for about 6 chicken pieces.