Chicken Marinade Recipes

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If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy home cooked meal, we have two great ideas for you.  Chicken is extremely healthy, being high in protein and low in fat.  It is also fairly inexpensive, making a great week night dinner.  These two chicken wing marinade recipes have incredible flavour and are certainly worth trying.  The longer you can leave the wings marinating the more intense the flavour, so try to allow yourself some preparation time before cooking.

Honey Soy Chicken Wing Marinade
This incredibly simple chicken wing marinade makes an extremely tasty meal!  The following ingredients will serve 6 people.

  • 2kg chicken wings
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon Chinese five spice
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, mashed

Combine the soy sauce, five spice, honey and garlic in a bowl. Place the chicken wings into a marinating dish, pour the marinade over, cover with glad wrap and place I n the fridge. Leave to marinate for at least 8 hours (preferably over night).  When you are ready to cook the chicken wings, place them into a roasting tray and cook for 40 minutes on 180 degrees Celsius (turning regularly).

Harissa Chicken Wing Marinade
These Harissa chicken wings are simply delectable! You can also use this marinade for chicken thigh or breast, depending on which part of the chicken you prefer. The following ingredients serve 4 people.

  • 12 chicken wings
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon harissa
  • 2 garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Combine the oil, juice, harissa, garlic and salt in a bowl. Place the chicken wings into a marinating dish and pour the marinade over.  Cover with glad wrap and leave to sit in the fridge for 8-12 hours.  Heat a chargrill pan to high heat and place wings with the meat side facing down. Cook for 10 minutes before turning and cooking for another 5 minutes.

So when you’re next looking for a chicken marinade, you have two delicious ones to choose from.   These recipes are super easy and extremely versatile, able to be used for dinner with side sides, or as a delicious party canapé. The best part is, you can try either chicken marinade on chicken breast and thigh too!


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