Sunday, September 4, 2011

Fast & Delicious Chicken Marinade

I started school last Monday…. Wow, that is weird to say! Rikard has been begging me to go to school and learn Swedish the right way for over a year now. So I finally bit the bullet and started.  So within the next 6 months I will be fluent in Swedish, 3 hours a day is a bit much for my liking though. 

With me being in school most of the day (ok ok 3 hours, but it takes a long time driving and getting ready!) I have been looking for recipes that I can throw together before I leave for school in the morning.  I am also getting a little worried that summer is leaving me… and fast. So I want everything cooked on the BBQ!  This marinade is so simple and I always have the ingredients in the house.  I get creative most the time and just start dumping different spices into it, but it always turns out great.  

Delicious Chicken Marinade

¼ Cup               White wine vinegar (or balsamic)
¼ Cup               Olive oil
½ tsp                Chili powder
1 or 2                crushed bay leaves
½ tsp                Onion powder
½ tsp                Garlic Powder
½ tsp                Pepper
½ tsp                Oregano
½ tsp                dried basil
½ tsp                Red pepper flakes (optional)
4                      Chicken breasts
1. Combine all ingredients in a resealable bag. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours, but best is over night.
2. I also have put them in the freezer so all I have to do is thaw them out. The flavor is amazing!
3. Grill on the BBQ or in a skillet. Enjoy!


  1. Sounds yummy! I agree about the end of summer and the grilling season...I'll miss it!!!

  2. Looks pretty good! Living as close to the equator as I do, I can use this for grilling year round so thanks for sharing!

  3. This looks so good. Great recipe. I am not ready to hang up my tongs just yet. It's still really hot here so hoping to get another month of summer in. Then I may pop the grill on my daughter's deck (how lucky is she to be the one to get the deck) for the winter so I can keep at it. Lol. Congrats on going back to school. I'd love to learn another language. Both my kids speak english and french. It was really important to us for them to be bi-lingual. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

  4. I love fast and easy marinades like this! And I like that you can freeze the whole thing in advance!

  5. That marinade looks awesome! Can't wait to try it out!

  6. YUM! This looks delicious and best of luck with your class. Unfortunately, I have NO talent for languages.

  7. I want! I am feeling hungry:)

  8. This sounds like a perfect and healthy addition to any meat. I love the addition of wine!

  9. YUM! And I LOVE the fact that it's salt-free! WOOT!

  10. PS: Best of luck in school. Swedish, WOW!

  11. Packed with flavor...great marinade. The red pepper flakes would be a definite must.

  12. I'm always looking for new marinades i like this one.

  13. I always find chicken to be a little bland but that is not the case with this marinade.

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  15. Made this the other night and it is delicious. Thank you.