It is very common for people to look for other meats and ingredients for their meals instead of chicken, as they say they tend to get bored of poultry quite easily. However, there are hundreds of different ways to cook and serve chicken, and its versatile meat can go far with a little creativity. Since not all of us are the internationally acclaimed chefs we’d like to be, one great way of spice up your chicken is by trying out different marinades. If you haven’t yet, here are four of our favorite chicken marinades that will add a whole lot of variety to your meals.
If you want to keep the recipes simple without sacrificing flavor or nutritional value, we recommend trying out and easy and healthy lemon pepper marinade. This marinade is great as it doesn’t require any breading or butter, and it comes with a touch of lemon zest, which gives a delicious lemon flavor. In order to turn this into a complete meal, this marinated chicken can go well with Lemon Snap Peas and enjoy a refreshingly light dinner.
Chicken is one of the most versatile and flexible types of meat and, at the same time, easy to cook and prepare. If we are looking for something hot and spicy but looking for something more than the classic buffalo wings recipe, we recommend trying a chipotle marinade. It is as spicy and tasty as it sounds, and the sauce is very easy to prepare, too. It is ideal to use on boneless chicken breasts, and the best part is that it is low on calories, too. Sweet potato fries are a great pairing that will help us balance the spices out quite a bit.
We know that hot and spicy marinades are not everyone’s favorite and looking for other ways to add some taste to our chicken marinades can be quite difficult sometimes. So, if we are looking for a very easy and really tasty marinade, this honey garlic marinade might be the answer. The recipe only requires 4 ingredients, which are 2 minced cloves of garlic, raw honey, soy sauce, and olive oil. A great way to complement this healthy and easy meal is by adding a side of roasted broccoli.
Last but not least, we recommend trying a jerk chicken marinade, as this Caribbean-inspired recipe will bring a nice touch of spice and flavor to your table. Originated in Jamaica and traditionally used on chicken and pork, jerk marinade offers a rich and spicy mix of garlic, onions, chiles, thyme, allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Jerk marinade tends to burn easily, so make sure to slowly cook your chicken, which in turn will help you keep the meat moist without losing flavor.