Everyone needs a go-to chicken marinade, one that works for lots of different meals. This is a family favorite recipe we have used for years. I believe it came from an old Taste of Home magazine. It looks like a lot of ingredients, but most are spices that you probably already have on hand. We usually grill the chicken but it would also be fabulous baked in the oven or dumped into the crock pot. I think you could also saute the chicken in a pan on the stove top as well.
The marinade lends a great flavor to the chicken, but is not overpowering. We love to slice the leftover cold chicken and put it into wraps with honey mustard dressing or on top of a salad. I usually marinate two family size packs of chicken breasts (using double the recipe) and grill the chicken either indoors on my George Foreman or outside on a gas grill. The chicken is unbelievably juicy. It also freezes well. A quick thaw in the microwave and I can have a healthy protein for a quick lunch or supper. I feel this is much healthier, not to mention cheaper, than store bought sandwich meat. And it tastes so much better. I have grilled this chicken for many parties and family events. It is almost always on our Fourth of July menu. I even had a friend who doesn’t eat meat try it and then ask for the recipe!
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