Chicken marinades

Rediscover all the possibilities of chicken and other meats with marinades! This culinary technique dating back to old, was born as a method of conservation mainly of the big game pieces.

Today, this tradition not only remains, but is reinvented. And it does so with a wide variety of marinade recipes for both chicken and other types of meats. Ideal for all tastes. These recipes are based on the classic marinade, which consists of different liquids and flavoring elements such as spices, which contribute to conservation.

This conservation technique has also been extended to fish although in this post, as we have commented, we will focus on chicken. The aim of the marinades proposed today, are not so much for conservation, but to aromatize our meats and give them a much more juicy and tasty touch.
Steps to marinate chicken

Let's start at the beginning, how do you get marine? The steps to marinate the chicken are practically the same in all recipes, where only the ingredients change:

    Prepare your marinade ingredients: vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil or syrups are among the most common.

    Choose the chicken part to marinate: you can opt for breasts, thighs or wings, or even opt for a whole chicken or all previously chopped chicken.

    Wash the chicken and dry it well, with small touches of absorbent paper.

    Put the chicken in a bowl adjusted to its size and cover it with the marinade. Ideally, a glass bowl, although you can also use a plastic bowl or a food bag.

    The last step is to let it macerate in the refrigerator. How long? From 2 to 4 hours, depending on the desired intensity. To get all the flavor, you can let it sit overnight. Remember to remove it from time to time if it is in small pieces or turn it over half the time of marinade when they are larger pieces.

    Once marinated, you will have to choose how to cook the chicken. Our suggestions include grilled chicken marinade recipes, roast chicken marinades, fried chicken marinades and baked chicken marinades. Although some are especially rich cooked in a certain way, once marinated you can cook it as you want!

Types of chicken marinades

1. Wake up your senses: marinated chicken curry
If you are a lover of Indian cuisine, dare to marinate your chicken with curry! It is a marinade for fried or grilled chicken, which is made by seasoning the chicken, adding about 2 tablespoons of curry (depending on the amount of chicken) and bathing it with olive oil. That easy! If you chop the chicken it is ideal for making skewers.

2. A trip to the east: marinated with soy sauce
Soy sauce, so appreciated in oriental cuisine, is the protagonist of our next grilled or fried chicken marinade. To do this we will use about 3 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2 of lemon juice and 1 of the powder 5 Chinese spices, a very popular spice mixture in the Asian giant and that you can find in any supermarket.

3. A spicy touch: chicken marinated with mustard

If you are looking for a chicken marinade for oven or grill, we propose this one, with the spicy touch of mustard. You can use 3 tablespoons of Dijon mustard, 2 cloves of garlic and 3 tablespoons of lemon juice.

4. For acid lovers: lemon marinade

Again, lemon reappears in our recipes, this time, as the main ingredient in marinade. You can do it with 3 tablespoons of olive oil and the juice of half a lemon, all well seasoned. Half chopped onion and a couple of garlic cloves will give it an aromatic and tasty touch.