This delicious chicken breast marinade combines yogurt, cumin, chili, lemon, garlic and more for a gourmet flavor. Your chicken becomes moister and takes on a beautiful taste. You can grill, roast, or pan-fry the resulting chicken. Leave the marinade on for up to a day for a more intense flavor, or for eight hours to give the chicken an aromatic taste. If you only have a few hours that is better than nothing, but the flavor will be a lot milder.
You can serve this delicious juicy chicken with your favorite side dishes. Perhaps you fancy making mashed potatoes or rice. This dish would also be good with noodles and some kind of salsa or chutney on the side. Steamed green vegetables are equally tasty served with it, and this would be healthy as well. Throw away any remaining marinade before cooking; you cannot reuse this one.
If you are planning a backyard barbecue, this chicken breast marinade recipe is perfect because you can marinate the chicken until your guests are starting to get hungry, then slap it on the grill, and watch it cook to perfection. Nothing says summer like grilled chicken and this is also an economical meal so if you are expecting a crowd then grab a package of chicken breasts and make this brilliant chicken breast marinade.
Chicken Breast Marinade Recipe with Chili and Garlic
Summary: Chili, lemon and garlic are just some of the ingredients featured in this full-flavored chicken breast marinade. Your chicken will come out unbelievably tasty and moist.
- 4 whole boneless chicken breasts
- 1 teaspoon white sugar
- 3 whole minced garlic cloves
- ½ cup plain low-fat yogurt
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger or ¾ teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
Combine the sugar, garlic, yogurt, ginger, canola oil, cumin, lemon juice, salt, and chili powder and add this mixture to a Ziploc bag.
Add the chicken, seal, and turn to coat the chicken in the marinade.
Refrigerate for 8 to 12 hours.
Take the chicken out of the marinade and throw away the marinade.
Let the excess marinade drip off the chicken.
Grill over an indirect medium heat until no pinkness remains in the chicken.
Enough for (Serves 4).
Preparation time is approximately 15 min
What could be tastier than grilled chicken, and what could look more enticing than chicken with the grill-marks clearly visible? Marinate your poultry to perfection then serve it with a mouthwatering potato and red onion salad, like the one in the picture, or with any side dish you have in mind. The wonderful spices you use to add flavor to the chicken breasts really enhance the natural flavor of the meat and bring the dish to life. If you have some chicken and a grill, all you need to do is prepare the easy marinade, apply it, and let it works its magic.