Marinades are magical. Just combine a few flavours, let some raw chicken soak it in, and bingo! You have an incredibly flavourful building block for dinner.
1. Tipsy Teriyaki Barbecue Chicken
This recipe makes a double batch of marinade, perfect to keep on hand for unexpected guests. You will love the complex flavour of this Asian-inspired recipe, made unique with the addition of chardonnay. This mouthwatering chicken is delicious served with steamed rice and an Asian vegetable slaw.
2. West Indian Grilled Chicken & Shrimp Kabobs
West Indian inspired kabobs are infused with a complex, unusual marinade of the sweet spices allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg paired with molasses, brown sugar and orange. The minced hot pepper is optional but adds the traditional zing.
3. Best Ever Jerk Chicken
It’s the complex island spicing and levels of flavour that keep jerk chicken at the top of the popularity list. I’ve come up with an express route to an authentic flavour- charged chicken that doesn't blow the top off your head off with fieriness nor does it have the harness that sometimes comes from a spice rub. Simply throw everything into a food processor and whiz away. This takes less than 5 minutes. Because of the marinade, jerk chicken can look dark and blah - so be sure to have lots of coriander or green onions for scattering over the finished chicken.
4. Grilled Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks
This is a very simple Indian recipe that can be enjoyed by adults and children alike.
5. Lemonade Chicken Legs with Garlic Sweet Potatoes
This recipe is made with lemonade concentrate, but don’t let that scare you! Combined with soy sauce, this marinade shares characteristics with Ponzu sauce, and will make your chicken tangy and flavourful.
6. Chicken Cape Kabob
Enjoy the simple, clean flavours of fresh lemon and cilantro in these South African inspired kabobs. Cooking for one or two? Kabobs lend to perfect portion control and leftovers can be used for take away lunches or frozen for other meals.
7. Chicken & Vegetable Pakoras with Yogurt Mint Chutney
These Indian chicken dumplings are deliciously spicy and addictive. Packed with flavourful chicken thighs, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, and red pepper, they make a wonderful appetizer. Served with basmati rice and chana masala, they are the highlight of an India-inspired meal.
8. Grilled Chive & Buckwheat Honey Chicken over Spring Greens
Chives and buckwheat honey are used to make a delicious chicken marinade that is also used as a lower-fat dressing for the salad greens. This main course salad is brimming with the healthy goodness of lean chicken, spring salad greens and dandelion greens.