For some reason, food has been on my mind all day. Maybe it’s my mind’s way of telling me that it is time to post another recipe. Well, lucky for me I tried a new chicken marinade last night and it was probably one of my favorites I have made so far. Perfect timing if I do say so myself. I did that on purpose, right?
Chicken is very easy to cook with and can be prepared many different ways. We probably have it once or twice a week in my house. The problem? It can get very boring. I can’t tell you have many different types of marinades and sauces I have tried with my chicken over the last year. They all seem to blend together in my mind and once again have become boring. Nothing has seemed to really stand out to me yet, but last night I think I found the solution to my problem (well, at least for now). I came across a grilled chicken marinade that I actually haven’t tried yet so I decided to give it a whirl. And I was very pleasantly surprised.
Below is the original recipe for the marinade. I cut it in half because I was only cooking two chicken breasts and it seemed to be just right, so feel free to adjust accordingly.
1 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of vegetable oil
1/2 cup of soy sauce
1/2 cup of vinegar (I used white wine vinegar)
The rest is pretty simple.
-Mix all the above ingredients together and pour over chicken either in a bowl or a ziploc bag.
-Let marinate for 4 hours or overnight if you can (confession, I only had time for it to marinate for about 2.5 hours and it was still delicious but next time I will for sure let it sit overnight).
-Next, grill it. It is too cold to be cooking outside here so I just cooked them in a grill pan on the stove (a wedding shower gift that we didn’t register for that I am actually glad we got-note to future bride-to-be’s). My pieces of chicken were a little thicker so it took about 20-25 minutes but well, well worth it.
I served my chicken with roasted sweet potatoes and asparagus. It made for a delicious meal. Unfortunately, I didn’t think to take my own picture of my creation last night but here is a mouth-watering picture from the blog in which I had originally found this recipe. After that I obviously had to try it, right?
If you try this marinade (which I am strongly encouraging), let me know what you think of it or if you have any other chicken suggestions. The somtimes-bored-cook in me would greatly appreciate it. 🙂
Happy cooking! Enjoy the weekend.