This citrus chicken marinade recipe features two kinds of citrus, sage, ginger, soy sauce, and garlic. You can also add a little salt or hot sauce for flavor if you want. You will need two lemons to get half a cup of lemon juice but only one orange to get half a cup of orange juice. Fresh juices are better for chicken marinades than canned or bottled ones, but if you are really stuck then you can use one of those instead. The chicken will still taste good.
This is a very tasty marinade. Perhaps you have already looked at a number of different recipes and you are unsure which to make. This one is very well-balanced and offers a fresh and aromatic yet vibrant flavor which you are sure to find charming.
Why not make a citrus chicken marinade to flavor your poultry for tonight’s dinner? Chicken is an economical ingredient and you can easily flavor it using herbs and spices which you might already have in the house. Using citrus also helps to tenderize the chicken and although chicken is not ‘tough’ like beef can be, tenderizing it does give it an extra-soft texture which many people enjoy.
Citrus Chicken Marinade
Summary: Citrus is always good with chicken. In this recipe it is combined with ginger, garlic and more, to make a great marinade for your chicken.
Published Monday, October 07, 2011
- ½ cup lemon juice
- ½ cup orange juice
- 3 whole chopped garlic cloves
- 1 ½ inch piece of peeled, minced fresh ginger
- ¼ teaspoon salt or a few drops of Tabasco sauce
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- ¼ teaspoon rubbed sage or a few chopped fresh sage leaves
Combine the juices, garlic, ginger, salt or Tabasco, soy sauce and sage in a blender and puree.
If you do not have a blender you can finely chop everything by hand.
Add the marinade and 8 chicken pieces to a Ziploc bag and leave it in the refrigerator overnight or for at least a few hours.
Grill or broil the chicken until it is done.
Enough for (Serves 8).
Preparation time is approximately 15 min
Citrus Chicken Marinade Recipe
Save some of your sage leaves for garnishing the finished dish, as you can see in this picture. Sage is a lovely herb because it is aromatic and has such a nice flavor too. It also looks good when used as a garnish and combines well with the citrus used in this recipe. The chicken is presented by itself in the picture, but add some boiled potatoes or rice as well as one or two types of veggies, and you can make a complete meal. It is completely up to you which side dishes to serve and just about anything goes with this recipe.