Giada’s genius 4 ingredient chicken marinade uses a breakfast staple you may have not seen since childhood!
What makes a good chicken marinade? For seriously flavorful chicken, you need to use some seriously flavorful ingredients – especially if you don’t have the time to marinade it overnight. Giada’s genius chicken marinade uses a secret ingredient that is so concentrated with flavor, that’s what it’s called… orange juice concentrate! Yep, that cannister of frozen orange juice concentrate we all had when we were kids. Turns out, the fact that it is so highly acidic and flavorful makes it a perfect ingredient for marinating chicken. Who would have thought?!
Because it has such a concentrated flavor, you don’t need to let it marinate for long. Use this marinade for just a half hour to 8 hours – any longer, and the acid can actually start to alter the texture of the meat. Due to this, it’s really a perfect thing to have on hand when you need to make a quick dinner. Keep a few cans of it on hold in the freezer for when you need it, and it’ll take your chicken to the next level. Throw in some thyme, rosemary, and some peeled garlic cloves – and all you need to do is throw the chicken on the grill, a saute pan, or give it a quick roast in the oven for dinner to be ready in a snap.
Trust us – once you try this genius marinade, your freezer will be full of orange juice concentrate for whenever you need to amp up your chicken dinner!
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