Cooking · Dinner

Easy Chicken Marinade

This is a quick and easy way to make delicious, flavorful chicken. I use fresh lemon and herbs, but if all you have is the green lemon juice bottle and some dried spices – they’ll work in a pinch. Serve up with some rice and veggies. Perfect, simple, fast meal. Photo of the completed meal is below the recipe – here it is in the Ziploc doing it’s marinade thing while it defrosts.
Easy Chicken Marinade

Easy Chicken Marinade 

3/4 cup vegetable oil (or olive oil)
1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
Juice of 1 lemon (about 3 Tablespoons)
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 garlic clove, minced fine
1-1/2 teaspoons black pepper
1 teaspoon finely minced fresh parsley
1 teaspoon fresh thyme

Mix up all the ingredients and dump over 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (or a couple of pounds of your favorite cut of chicken) in a Ziploc bag. I have the giant Costco bag of chicken in my freezer. I just put the marinade over the chicken as it’s defrosting. Kills two birds (or chickens) with one stone since it defrosts and gets all the flavors seeping in at the same time. Squinch around the marinade in the bag a few times during the day to coat everything in there. Bake in a casserole dish at 375° for 34-40 minutes or until the chicken reads 160° on an instant read thermometer. Or in the summertime, just throw it on the grill.
Chicken and Rice
I served this with brown rice and some steamed veggies. Normally, I’m not a fan of brown rice because it takes so stinkin’ long to make – but I’m trying to eat better these days. So, I did the rice, covered it to simmer just as I put in the chicken (which I also covered with some foil). I added about a tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley and the zest of a lemon to the rice just to give it  a little flavor. Made it much better tasting. Even the kiddos enjoyed it. And the rice and chicken got done at the same time. Total bonus.

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