Houses of Parliament Marinade for Chicken or Pork

"While going through some old binders, I found this recipe in a booklet put out by HP. And yes, HP does stand for Houses of Parliament (the picture you see on the bottle). I don't know about its availability in the U.S., but in Canada a bottle of HP sauce is just about as common as ketchup -- all restaurants have it on hand, and it's in most homes."
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Ready In:
4hrs 20mins




  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together HP Sauce, wine, oil, worcestershire sauce and garlic.
  • Place chicken in a dish, pour marinade over, cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
  • After marinating is done, drain off marinade and grill or broil chicken until done.
  • If desired, place marinade in a small pot, bring to a boil, let boil for 2 minutes, then use as a basting sauce for chicken (do not use straight from the fridge as there is a danger of bacteria; boil first).

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  1. This was a good, solid marinade. I had some Jim Bean Steak sauce to use up and some leftover red wine. I also cut the olive oil down to 1 T. I marinated chicken thights I had got from Costco. I felt I should not rate this recipe as I did not have the proper ingredients....and what I had and what the actual taste of the marinate could have been two different tastes. The next time I do this recipe, I will use HP sauce and white wine. I would give bonus points for being fast and easy as I made this up and plunked it in the freezer. HINT: I placed the chicken thighs in a plastic zip lock bag, flattened them so that they were lying flat and froze them on a cookie tray. They thaw out really fast in a sink of tepid water for about 20 - 30 minutes.
  2. This was really good (and easy). I made a double batch and marinated pork cubes in half of it. Then we made kebabs with the pork, boiling onions, and chunks of apple. The other half I boiled down for a glaze to finish the kebabs.


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