Marinade for BBQ Chicken
I have played around with marinades and come up with this one that leaves the chicken flavourful and juicy. I use skinless chicken breasts or thighs. I would also use it for pork chops. This makes enough for 3 or 4 large breasts.
- Ready In:
- 3hrs 5mins
- 1⁄4 cup lemon juice (juice from 1 lemon)
- 1⁄3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves (chopped or minced)
- 2 -4 tablespoons fresh basil (chopped)
- 1⁄2 - 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- Mix all ingredients in a large zip-lock bag.
- Add your chicken pieces and place in the refridgerator for at least 3 hours, overnight is even better.
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We had a big party for the 4th of July and my DH wanted to grill boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Due to past performances, I was afraid the chicken would come out tough and dry, so I decided to try this marinade. Wow! It was a huge hit! I have never heard to many people rave about chicken off the grill before! I made the marinade exactly as the recipe states and marinaded the chicken for about 8 hours. This produced the most tender and juicy chicken I have ever had off the grill! The leftovers were even fabulous as sandwiched the next day. As my mother said, "This is a keeper!" Thanks, Gayla!
I really enjoyed this recipe, even though I swapped oregano for basil, because I wanted more of a souvlaki taste. I used chicken thighs, marinated overnight ( probably a bit too long) and grilled on my stove-top ridged griddle until brown stripes appeared. I then baked them for 30 min. at 325F in foil then let them sit for a while to cool. By the time they were ready for the tongue, they were perfect. Next time, I'll try the basil, but the oregano was wonderful. This is a keeper!