Simple & Delish Chicken Marinade

"I got this recipe from my SIL. I get compliments every time I serve this. It also works well with pork. Prep time does not include marinating time."
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  • Mix first seven ingredients together in a Ziploc bag or container with lid.
  • Clean chicken and pound to flatten if the breasts are thick. Place in marinade.
  • Let marinate for at least two hours. You can put meat in marinade in the morning and cook for supper without fear of over-marinating.
  • Be sure to remove the cloves before cooking.
  • Grill or bake chicken until done.

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  1. This was really easy and really good. I didn't have any cloves, so I left them out. I also added a little fresh rosemary because it was handy. I marinated the chicken for about 5 hours, then cooked it on a George Foreman grill. It was great and I will definitely be using this again! If you use a George Foreman and your chicken is rather thick, though, pound it thinner before marinating.
  2. All I can say is WOW ! What an incredible dinner we had tonight. And the chicken breast was the star of the show! I had intended to marinate this for dinner on Saturday but ended up cooking it on Sunday. But the taste of the chicken was out of this world! Very moist and juicy....with lots of garlic flavour and a little bit of sweetness that the brown sugar added. Only change I made was adding 1 tbsp. of hoisin sauce and 3 of the soy sauce. I can't wait to have some company over so that I can make this one again ! Thanks so much, Krich!
  3. Super easy, I didn't have cloves on hand so I didn't use time I will! Great flavor, this is a keeper.
  4. Doubled this and added to a 2 1/2 # bag of skinless boneless chx to marinate about 6 hours. Added about 1/2 bottle of teriyaki marinade to finish it off and give us a sauce as I grilled this inside and it was drying out. Would make again, kids and DH gave a thumbs up.
  5. We love this! It truly is simple and delish!


I have a houseful of boys and two boxer dogs. Dh and I have been together since we were 16 and have been married for 14 years. I work as a civil engineer designing water treatment plants and water distribution systems. When I'm not at work I'm at one sports practice or another. When I do get some free time I like to read, play volleyball, and bake. I also enjoy jewelry making making.
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