How long can I leave chicken in Marinade?
- Daniel E Oct 7, 2005 12:12 PM
Hi, I put some chicken thighs in marinade for kebabs at ~4pm yesterday. Can I leave it in the marinade for greater than 24 hrs? most recipes say no, but the marinade I used contains no lemon/lime juice or vinegar. It is: olive oil, cilantro, cumin, chili seasoning, garlic, soy sauce, salt/pepper.
will my chicken be terrible if I let it marinate too long?
The benchmark the vacuum tumbler types talk about is 1-2% marinade pickup by meat in 48 hours.
I had some wings in a citrusy Mojo 'nade for 3 or 4 days recently, with good results.
My VietN and Tejas fajita marinades seem to need 3 days to work.
With fresh pineapple juice, a few hours is too long, unless you like chicken breast with the texture of beef liver.
Maybe it's more properly called brining at some point.