This chicken marinade is perfect for chicken on the flat iron, bbq’d or baked on a rack in the oven.
My friend Chef Jose recently shared this delicious Chicken Marinade with me. Jose’s Chicken Marinade is perfect for chicken on the flat iron, BBQ’d or baked on a rack in the oven.
My family eats chicken several times a week so it was great to get a new chicken marinade recipe to spruce up our chicken dinners!
I think that most home cooks don’t bother going the extra step but I am here to tell you that even the smallest things like marinating your chicken makes a huge difference in the final result.
Don’t believe me? Go ahead and try this recipe and let me know if you can notice the difference. I guarantee your chicken will be that much better by marinating it before you cook it.
For best results, you really need to let the chicken marinate for at least 2 hours in the fridge. Ideally, let it marinate overnight. All you need to do is plan ahead now that you are armed with this information.
This recipe calls for Tequila and it’s possible that some of the alcohol may not completely burn off. Keep your guests in mind when cooking with alcohol.
You can omit the Tequila completely since it’s such a small amount or you can try a little chicken broth and a dash of vinegar as a substitute.
How to Make Jose’s Chicken Marinade
Puree in a food processor and marinate the chicken for at least 2 hours before cooking.
Jose’s Chicken Marinade
- 2 1/2 Cups Water
- 1 Cup Orange Juice
- 4 Limes, Whole Peeled
- 6 Garlic Cloves, Peeled
- 1/3 Cup Kosher Salt
- 1/3 Cup Paprika
- 1/3 Cup Granulated Onion
- 1 Tsp Ground Black Pepper
- 1 Tsp Ground Turmeric
- 1 Tsp Chipotle Chili Powder
- 1 Tbsp Light Brown Sugar
- 1 oz Tequila
how to make this recipe
- Puree in a food processor and marinade chicken for at least 2 hours
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