Best marinade for grilled chicken? - No gluten, soy, or dairy
My normal marinade for grilled chicken calls for soy sauce, lemon juice, oil, and various spices. It's great and very simple, but I'm going to be cooking for someone who can't have any gluten, soy or dairy, so I need to come up with something else.
I'll probably be marinating boneless chicken (both breasts and thighs) and then grilling them on a charcoal grill. What are some great marinades that are interesting and meet these restrictions?
My husband does a take on lime and tequila but adds herbs (various....don't know which ones!) and chiles to spice it up. It gets spicer the next day.
Another good one is olive oil and herbs. You can add oregano or rosemary to shake it up.
Both those recipes go into a vacuum sealed tumbler and then out to the grill.
Our favorite for a while now is:
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 1/2 Tablespoons whole grain mustard
1 1/2 Tablespoons dijon mustard
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 lime, juiced
1/4 cup brown sugar (I usually just add a Tablespoon)
a little salt
6 Tablespoons olive oil
Whisk all together well and pour over chicken; marinate all afternoon or overnight and grill.
*I do add fresh rosemary to this also most of the time*
re: Dave MP
if this is someone for whom you're going to be cooking frequently, pick up a botte of Coconut Secret coconut aminos - you can get it at Berkeley Bowl, Mollie Stone's, Whole Foods & the like. it's a gluten-and soy-free substitute for soy sauce, so you can still make your go-to marinade.