Some of you may be aware that I’m not a huge fan of chicken, but I acknowledge that chicken breast are super easy for cooking during the week and can usually satisfy even the fussiest of eaters. They’re versatile but can get pretty boring especially if you’ve meal prepped a bunch for the week.
So this week I’ll share with you 3 easy marinades to change up that boring chicken. Personally I prefer chicken thighs over chicken breasts, but feel free to use which ever chicken cut you wish. You can marinade the chicken for as little as an hour or overnight. The chicken can be roasted in the oven, grilled or fried in a sauté pan.
Spicy Citrus Marinade
⅓ cup grapeseed oil or olive oil
½ cup orange juice
2-3 pineapple spears or rings or ½ cup pineapple juice
1 jalapeño or serrano
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp coarse salt
½ tsp ground cumin
¼ achiote powder
1 TBS dried oregano
2 green onions
Put everything into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour over chicken pieces and let marinade at least 1 hour up to overnight.
Spicy Southern Style
½ cup plain greek yogurt, buttermilk or sour cream
¼ cup of your favorite hot sauce
1 tsp salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
½ tsp paprika
½ tsp garlic powder
Whisk all the ingredients together in a large bowl and pour over the chicken. Marinade at least 1 hour or over night.
¼ cup olive oil
½ cup plain greek style yogurt
Juice of 1 lemon
zest of 1 lemon
1 tsp salt
½ tsp ground black pepper
2 garlic cloves finely minced or ½ tsp of garlic powder
½ tsp dried dill
1 tsp dried oregano
Whisk all the ingredients together and pour over chicken.