These ribs are very tender, owing to the parboiling. Be very sure to only bring the water to a gentle boil so the meat doesn't toughen. The marinade is unusual, and I think it will work on chicken just as well as pork. I make my daughter's baby food, so I didn't have any jars on hand. I just added a whole sliced and peeled peach to the blender and whizzed it up with the rest of the ingredients. Next time I will sub Worsteshire sauce for the soy sauce, as I think it will go better with the rest of the ingredients.