Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Lemon Garlic Marinade

I love a good marinade. They are pretty close to effortless: Just mix, refrigerate, and let then flavor and tenderize your meat of choice. Olive oil, lemon, and garlic are some of my favorite flavors, and I’m sure I use them in some combination weekly. This recipe was a must-try since I had everything in my pantry and refrigerator.

The best marinade ever!!

Recipe Author: Nancy at Foodie Chicks Rule
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The Ingredients

As I mentioned, I had everything on hand except the chicken. I love it when that happens! I mixed the ingredients in a glass bowl, but a plastic bag would also work. Just be sure whatever you marinate in isn’t a reactive metal since there’s lemon juice in the marinade, and some metals react with the acid causing a funny taste.

Lemon Garlic Marinade Ingredients
Olive oil, garlic, lemon, dill, cayenne, and sea salt

The Process

I do love quick and easy recipes, and this marinade is exactly that. It only took 8 minutes to prep, including pounding the chicken with a meat mallet.

I let it the chicken marinate in the refrigerator for 24 hours, then I set it out on the counter to allow it to warm up to room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking.

I opted to grill the chicken, but that’s just a personal preference. Cooking on the stovetop or in the oven would work just as well.

Marinating Chicken Breasts
Marinating chicken breasts in a [eafl id="7849" name="casserole dish" text="casserole dish"]

So how was it?

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I loved this marinade! It was very lemony with hints of the the herbs and olive oil. The garlic was at a nice level--not too strong, but definitely there. It was perfect on chicken breasts, and I can't wait to try it on fish and veggies as the author suggests. I think it would work on anything you would add lemon to, even pork or lamb.
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