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The Best Marinade For Grilled Chicken

The Best Marinade For Grilled Chicken

Jessica Butler
The Best Marinade For Grilled Chicken

This copycat recipe is our go-to for easy grilled chicken.

Many years ago, Whole Foods sold an incredible marinade by Border Girls – chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken, the duo behind Border Grill and Socalo. The marinade became a staple in our home, and when Whole Foods stopped selling it, my husband experimented to create this copycat recipe.

This marinade continues to be our go-to for grilled chicken, and you can spice up the mix by adding extra hot sauce. Thank you to the Border Girls for inspiring this simple family favorite.

The Best Marinade For Grilled Chicken

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup tamari
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 8 drops sriracha
  • 4 cloves minced garlic OR 1 medium-sized minced shallot
  • fresh ground black pepper (to taste)

NOTES

Tamari is slightly higher end soy sauce.  You can use soy sauce if you like.

For the oil, you can use grapeseed or other vegetable oils, but don’t use olive oil.

You can swap the Sriracha with tabasco or any hot sauce and spice up the marinade by adding more than 8 drops.

INSTRUCTIONS

In a large mixing bowl, combine tamari and vinegar.  Slowly whisk in the oil and continue to whisk for a half-minute or so, like you would if you were making a salad dressing.  Add the mustard and whisk again.  Then add the other ingredients and, one more time, whisk.  You should get a dark brown to deep gold marinade with the oil nicely emulsified in the other ingredients. (If the oil separates, add a bit more of the tamari and vinegar or some of the juices from your chicken.)

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Add the chicken to the bowl and toss to coat evenly.  Let marinate for at least 15 minutes , or up to one hour in the refrigerator.

Grill chicken on high heat, but be ready for a sizable flame-up when you put the chicken on the grill, as the oil will catch fire when it hits.

The Best Marinade For Grilled Chicken
The Best Marinade For Grilled Chicken
Author: Warren Bell
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup tamari
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 8 drops sriracha
  • 4 cloves minced garlic OR 1 medium-sized minced shallot
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine tamari and vinegar. Slowly whisk in the oil and continue to whisk for a half-minute or so, like you would if you were making a salad dressing. Add the mustard and whisk again. Then add the other ingredients and, one more time, whisk. You should get a dark brown to deep gold marinade with the oil nicely emulsified in the other ingredients. (If the oil separates, add a bit more of the tamari and vinegar or some of the juices from your chicken.)
  2. Add the chicken to the bowl and toss to coat evenly. Let marinate for at least 15 minutes , or up to one hour in the refrigerator.
  3. Grill chicken on high heat, but be ready for a sizable flame-up when you put the chicken on the grill, as the oil will catch fire when it hits.
Recipe Notes

Tamari is slightly higher end soy sauce. You can use soy sauce if you like.

For the oil, you can use grapeseed or other vegetable oils, but don’t use olive oil.

You can swap the Sriracha with tabasco or any hot sauce and spice up the marinade by adding more than 8 drops.

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