By making your own marinades, you can save sodium and other preservatives while ensuring a moist and delicious meal. Our first marinade will have you taking a mental vacation to The Big Island as you enjoy this grilled chicken marinated in a mixture of pineapple juice, ketchup, soy sauce and ginger.
Regarding this, how much marinade is needed for chicken?
You want your meat to be completely immersed in the marinade. Generally, 1/2 cup of liquid marinade for every 1 pound of meat will do the trick. If you can't completely cover the meat, turn it over occasionally in the marinade.
Can you use olive oil to marinate chicken?
Marinating chicken in an olive oil mixture will add both flavor and protection from the high heat during cooking. Start with a basic olive oil and lemon juice marinade, and add seasonings, herbs and other flavors to create a flavorful marinade of your choice.
How long do you marinate chicken for?
Piercing the chicken with a fork, or cutting it into smaller pieces will help it absorb marinade. In general, two hours of marinating is long enough for the meat to soak up the flavor, but poultry can marinate for up to two days in the refrigerator, according to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service.