Ginger Molasses Marinade for Chicken or Pork (Or Even Tofu)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

In my never ending quest to bring new flavors to the table I came upon this recipe in a decade old copy of Cooking Light. I have tried it with chicken but think it might work just as well with pork or even tofu. I've played with the balance of ingredients to suit my own tastes. The ginger gives a bit of heat to balance the sweetness of the molasses, but if you want more a dash of red pepper flakes would work.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all of the marinade ingredients together. Combine with selected meat and marinade for 2 to 24 hours. This is enough marinade for 1 to 1 1/2 pounds of meat.
  2. Remove meat from marinade, draining excess liquid.
  3. Cook as desired. Grilling (indoor or outdoor) or broiling suggested.
Most Helpful

Excellent! Perfect for OMAC. To give it a bit of a kick, I did add about 1/4 tsp Samal Oelek. I didn't have any low sodium soy sauce, so I cut it down by adding a bit water to the 1/2 cup and this worked out very well. My family raved about these! I would make them again.

Abby Girl October 17, 2008

This was a great new change from my normal tofu marinade. My daughter loved the flavor as well. I only used a Tbsp. of molasses and added a little garlic and onion powder to it, but the idea of using molasses is genius! It really added a nice flavor, a good variation from typical honey in marinades. Thank you for the new taste :) Great experience!

FoodExplorer March 12, 2008

Fantastic!!! I never would have thought of putting molasses on chicken, but I was looking for new OAMC recipes, and decided to try this one. I'm really glad I did! The chicken was VERY dark, and VERY flavorful. DH liked it too. :) Thanks!

dicentra August 02, 2007