Recipe: Aromatic Cuban Chicken Marinade with Lime and Ginger
Boasting fragrant flavors like cumin, nutmeg, and ginger, as well as bold ones like chili powder and lime juice, this exciting Cuban chicken marinade is the type of marinade which makes you sit up and take notice. Nobody could bite into their cooked marinated chicken without being overwhelmed by how moist the chicken is and how great the flavor is.
The following Cuban chicken marinade is suitable for beef or pork, as well as for chicken. Give the chicken two hours for a mild Cuban flavor or overnight for a more intense one. Cuban cuisine is a fusion of Caribbean, African and Spanish cuisines, giving it a spicy edge with a fondness for bold flavors. This Cuban chicken marinade was created with the Cuban palate in mind to give you an authentic Caribbean dining experience.
Authentic Cuban Chicken Marinade Recipe with Citrus
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 3 minced garlic cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ½ cup finely chopped onion
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Combine all the ingredients in a glass dish or Ziploc bag.
- Add the chicken and allow it to marinate for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator.
- Remove the chicken from the marinade and grill it until it is cooked through.
- (Serves 4)