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Recipe: Perfect Marinade for Grilled Chicken

We love this marinade for grilled chicken from Walking on Sunshine.

Here is a favorite marinade I have been using for awhile now that is just delicious. It uses one of my favorite herbs, cilantro.  Now I know some people have a problem with cilantro and if you do, please substitute parsley.  

I do think this is the perfect marinade for grilled chicken!  It's easy to put together and you can double up on the ingredients to keep the extra in a mason jar in the refrigerator.  Sometimes in the summer when it's really hot out we'll have grilled chicken a few times a week. 

Grilled chicken is perfect for dinner with a big tossed salad.  You can use the leftovers for lunch the next day or make chicken quesadillas for dinner another night of the week.  


Perfect Marinade for Grilled Chicken








Marinade for Grilled Chicken

INGREDIENTS:


  • 1 6 ounce can pineapple juice
  • 2 Tbs. chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/3 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs. chopped garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Using a food processor, combine all the ingredients together.
  2. Place the chicken in a plastic bag or casserole dish and pour half of the marinade over your chicken.
  3. Place the chicken in the refrigerator to marinade for a few hours or overnight.
  4. Place the remaining marinade in a storage container or mason jar.
  5. Place the chicken on your hot grill and cook until the juices run clear. Remove the chicken from the grill and place on a clean platter. Cover the chicken with aluminum foil and let rest for at least ten minutes before slicing.
  6. While the chicken is resting, take the reserved marinade and place in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil on top of your stove.
  7. Once the marinade has reduced and thickened nicely, remove from heat and set aside.
  8. Slice the chicken and drizzle the thickened marinade on top.
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Grilled Chicken and the Perfect Marinade from Walking on Sunshine










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5 comments

  1. That looked great - I pinned it. Thanks. sandie

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  2. Oooo, Lois, this sounds really good! It has all my favorites: pineapple juice, teriyaki, cilatro, garlic...YUM!

    Love, Joy
    Yesterfood

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  3. Yum! So trying this one soon!!

    Devi @ Diddles & Dumplings
    www.diddlesanddumplings.com

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  4. What a yummy sounding marinade! Thanks for the recipe! Pinned!Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!
    Kim

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  5. Thanks for sharing your chicken marinade on Merry Monday. I'll be featuring it as one of my grilled chicken recipes.

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