With summer in full swing and July 4th right around the corner tonight I wanted to take a moment and share an amazing chicken marinade recipe. This recipe features fresh lime juice (I warned you I bought a lot of limes), garlic, honey and spices to bring it all together and is a fantastic marinade for chicken or pork, particularly when you cook it up on the grill.
Now, I can hear someone asking, how does this recipe relate to Cornaby’s? Well, because I put Ultra Gel in my marinades, just like everything else. The reason for the Ultra Gel here is simply that if the marinade is thickened just a little it will stick to the chicken better and you’ll get more even coverage and flavor.
Don’t forget that the Cornaby’s cooking sauces are also great marinades. For chicken or fish I’d highly recommend the Peach Habenaro which will give you a lot of sweetness with just the right kick of pepper.
Lime Garlic Honey Chicken Marinade
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
2 Tablespoons Honey
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon crushed garlic
2 teaspoons Ultra Gel
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk well. Move to a ziploc bag and combine with 4 trimmed chicken breasts or pork chops. Push out as much air as possible and flip the bag several times to cover the meat. Refrigerated and marinate for 3-4 hours. On pork this can sit over night. For chicken no more than 6 hours or the chicken will get mushy.
To cook: Remove chicken from marinade and grill for 3-4 minutes on each side until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.