Grill My Chicken
For a lunch tomorrow I am grilling some chicken breasts and would so appreciate any good tips on marinades.
the menu is basically a mixed grill, a couple of salads and mashed potato, so region or cuisine type is not a huge factor.
Any suggestions would be greatfully received.
I like just a simple brine; 1/4 cup of kosher salt and maybe a tablespoon of sugar in a gallon of agua. Other herbs and spices if you like. Add chicken and let sit for at least an hour. Then I use a "dry rub" - Montreal Chicken spice blend, or Mexican, Cajun, Greek, Old Bay, whatever...
I like simple
Olive oil 1/2 cup
Lemon juice 2 tablespoons
Red wine vinegar 1/4
Dried oregano 1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon dried rosemary (optional)
Minced garlic 2 teaspoons
Salt and pepper
Dijon 2 teaspoons
It is a simple clean taste, great marinade over night or all day. No sugar so it doesn't burn it grills great. Perfect for me. I use it all the time.
Our favorite chicken marinade for the grill is:
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 1/2 Tablespoons whole grain mustard
1 1/2 Tablespoons dijon mustard
3 cloves garlic, crushed
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 cup brown sugar
dash of salt
6 Tablespoons olive oil
*I like to add 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary*
Combine all ingredients and pour over 6 pieces of chicken. Refrigerate for 8 hours, turning chicken every few hours. Grill, brushing marinade over chicken pieces.
I do have another spicy one from epicurious...this is unreal...requires a little more work but is totally worth it, Southwestern Lime Chicken with Ancho Chili sauce...