By Stacky5 on September 13, 2005
Photo by Crafty Lady 13
Photo by Crafty Lady 13
"This is THE most AWESOME grill marinade I've ever tasted in my life! I don't know where my Mom got this, but there is no match that I've ever known of...it is simplicity and freshness, yet rich, robust and succulent! I haven't told you this one yet, because I was entering it in a grilling contest for a Weber grill, but I can't hold back any longer! It is wonderful for chicken breasts and also for lamb. My Mom used to make chicken and lamb kabobs with this marinade and we always wanted more!!! NOTE: Prep time does not include the 24-48 hours marinating time. UPDATE: My grill has died....So in desperation to taste this chicken again, I tried Bobo3039's suggestion about baking it in a 350 degree oven...Results were wonderful!!! (Still missed that charcoal essence, but one must "roll with the punches" and make do...In this case, Bobo3039 was right on the money!)"
Serving Size: 1 (119 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"This is our new favorite chicken and I make it at least once a week now! My only problem is I can never find shallots so I use green onion or regular onions instead. Also I have to use an oven instead so I set that to 350 and cook for 35 mins. I have marinated it for 5 hours and 48 and to me it tasted just as good marinating it less! This is sooo good and me and my hubby thank you for the recipe!"
"VERY VERY GOOD! Made exactly as recipe directed but used 1T dried chopped onions. The only reason I'm not giving this 5 stars is that it just felt overly-oily to me. I'm definitely going to make this again, but will cut the olive oil in half. Thanks for sharing!"
"This really has to be marinated overnight to get the full flavors meant for this recipe. We loved every bite and got lots of compliments to the chef!"
"I was very excited to try this recipe. Why I picked a day where I only had 4 hours to marinate and no marjoram...who knows! BUT - it was still wonderful. Whole family liked it, it was simple and easy with big results. Thank you for posting. (PS- sub'ed oregano for the marjoram)"
"I marinaded my lamb breast for 48 hours in the fridge and then grilled low and slow like pork ribs for 2 1/2 hours...I poured the marinade on top of the fat side of the lamb and it created a crust that my hubby loved the best...I have chicken breasts marinading now that I will grill on Saturday...this is a very good recipe...it frustrates me when I read other reviews that they don't have the right ingredients, make it anyway, and then criticize the original recipe...if you substitute or omit or don't marinade it long enough...please don't give a bad review for your mistake...I also don't understand the complaints of it being too lemony... 1/4 cup??? with all the wonderful herbs in this recipe??? the lemon juice is really just enough to be a tenderizer...this is a tasty and simple recipe and I strongly recommend it..."
"OMG!!!! This is Mrs. Mooshi's recipe!!! You have to understand that we lived next to the Lazar family as I was growing up. Mrs. Mooshi was Lola Lazar's mother. Fourth of July in our neighborhood was a celebration of Armenian and Persian cuisine at the Lazar household. I watched Mrs. Mooshi as a child making this, but I had forgotten the amounts. Bless you for sharing!!!! T.J."
"Fantastic, even after only marinating for 6 hours! Husband and toddler approved! Served with acorn squash filled with rice, red onion and chopped baby spinach. Thanks for the winner :)"
"Excellent! Very flavorful. I cut the oil down to 1/4 cup and didn't have any shallots. It was marinaded almost 2 days and cooked on a George Foreman grill. The chicken (boneless, skinless breast) were also very good the next day."
"Followed advice and marinated chicken thighs, legs and breasts, all bone in, skin off, for 48 hours. Made this for a family gathering with my man's family. The marinating time is what I think really made this recipe work, as it allowed the herbs to come thru the lemon and olive oil. The lemon juice acted more as a tenderizer than a flavor; it gave me a chance to use and show off bounty of my herb garden. I'll def make this again and again."
"This was so good! All seven of us loved it! You won't be sorry if you try this. I did make a few changes. Instead of the 1/2 cup lemon juice I used 1/4 cup lime and 1/4 cup lemon. I did not have any marjoram, instead I used oregano. I didn't have shallots either so I used 1/3 to 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion. This was VERY good! Thanks!"
"I used whole chicken breasts and marinated only a few hours. I also simmered the marinade on the stove for about 15 minutes and served it as a sauce with the chicken. The sauce was also great drizzled over boiled red potatoes. I liked the shallot, lemon combination. Thanks for the recipe."
"I made this after reading all the stellar reviews. I was a bit disappointed. I followed the recipe to the letter and it came out bland IMO."
"I can't say anything too new compared to other reviewers. Biggest compliment came from my wife who does not care for lemon/lime tartness and she loved it. The lemon (after 20 hrs marinade) was surprisingly mild."
"This is the best grilled chicken! Chicken was moist and juicy all the way through! I didn't have Marjoram so I used Italian seasoning since Marjoram was the main ingredient and cut back a little on the thyme since the Italian seasoning also had thyme in it -taste was wonderful. I also used a vacuum marinator and marinated it in 6 hours!"
"Superb! While you really need 24 hours to get the full flavor, I was still delighted with the results after only 2 hours marinating cubed chicken breasts for brochettes. My top BBQ marinade now!"
"Really good, changed it sup a little by buterflying and BBQing along side some carne asada. The kids loved it, and I will definitely try this again. Thanks for posting."
"Made this for dinner tonight. Soooo delicious. Marinated chicken breasts for 2 days and cooked on the grill. Seriously my new favorite chicken. Yummmm!"
"This is a tasty marinade. I used it to marinate chicken breast that I cut into 2 inch pieces so I could skewer for kabob. I used yellow onion instead of Charlotte, and less oil than the recipe calls for. I marinated overnight, and we barbecued them. Yum! Everyone enjoyed it, I think it would be really tasty on chicken thighs as well."
"This is an amazing marinade ~ would give it 10 stars if I could. I've only used this with lamb and it was wonderful. Can't wait to try it on chicken. Thanks for posting this."
"Contrary to the rave reviews I read, I found this just so-so, not much flavour. If I tried this again, I think I would add more lemon to oil ratio."