Marinate on this: learn four of our flavorites.

Marinating your chicken from 1 hour to overnight not only adds flavor, but it also helps keep the chicken moist.

When you’re marinating chicken, keep the following tips in mind:

  • Always marinate chicken in the refrigerator in a non-metallic bowl or food-safe bag.
  • Never reuse marinade. If some of the marinade is desired for basting the chicken during cooking, it is best to remove a portion and set it aside before raw chicken has been added.
  • If marinade is used as the basis for a sauce, bring it to a full, rolling boil before applying it to the cooked chicken.

Asian Ginger Marinade

  • 1/4 cup lite soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced parsley leaves

Mediterranean Yogurt Marinade

  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons minced green onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped toasted almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper flakes

Honey Mustard Marinade

  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Citrus Herb Marinade

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme