Sunday, 15 July 2007

Marinated Chicken

BBQ chicken is best marinated ahead of time. Here are two marinades that are delicious in their own way. The first has no added salt, but it gives the chicken great flavour for people who want or need to watch their salt intake. It was given to me by my longtime friend and work mate, Rhonda. The second is HOT HOT HOT...lip burning hot, but we love it. It was invented by my Mexican sister-in-law, Marcela.

Rhonda's Chicken Marinade

1/2 cup lime juice
1/4 cup oil
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried thyme

Makes enough to marinate 2 lbs chicken. Marinate for several hours or overnight.

Marcela's Chicken Marinade

1/2 cup lime juice (freshly squeezed if available)
1/2 cup pureed chipolte peppers (smoked jalapenos)
I puree a small tin of them in the blender and keep leftovers in the freezer.

Makes enough to marinate 2 lbs of chicken. Marinate for 1-4 hours or longer.

Barbeque chicken or cook on an indoor grill. Serve in buns, on a Caesar salad, or as an entree with vegetables.

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