Grilled Chicken Marinade Recipe, Hints & Tips
Marinating or marinade is the process of soaking meat in an acidic liquid such as lemon or lime juice. Other great marinades include wine, yogurt or soy sauce; along with a blend of herbs and spices. Traditionally this method is used to flavor and tenderize tougher cuts of meat such as chuck and round steak but it also works great with whole chicken or chicken parts.
The process of marinating causes the meat to break down on a molecular level, rendering the chicken more tender. The chicken also becomes infused with the flavors of the marinade further adding to the quality of the meal. After the meat has been marinated for 1 hour to up to one day you can then start grilling your chicken. But always remember never to use the same liquid you used to marinate the chicken to baste it as any harmful bacteria that would be cooked out of it will be reintroduced during the basting process.
Grilled Chicken Marinade Recipe
Grilled Lime Chicken Marinade
For a lighter flavoring on the grill, try this refreshing splash of a sauce.
1/4 C. lime juice
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. dill weed
1/2 tsp. minced onion
1 1/2-2 lb. boneless chicken breasts
In a bowl, combine lime juice, salt, pepper, dill weed and minced onion. Pierce boneless chicken breasts and place them in a glass dish. Pour the marinade over chicken. Marinate 15 minutes. Cook on a medium-hot grill and spoon melted butter over the chicken.
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