These 8 chicken marinades are very easy to make! They can be added to your chicken 30 minutes before cooking, marinated in the fridge overnight, or you can add the raw chicken soaked in marinade straight to the freezer for future meals!
Mix together the marinade ingredients in a medium bowl. Add the chicken to a large bowl. Pour the marinade on top and toss to coat. Seal with a lid, and place in the fridge for 30 minutes minimum, up to 12 hours.
Rotate the chicken halfway through marinating time. Remove chicken and discard the leftover marinade.
Proceed to cooking - these can be baked in the oven, grilled on the barbecue, stir fried or air fried.
Instructions For Freezing Chicken With Marinade
Add the chicken to a large freezer bag. Mix together the marinade ingredeints in a bowl, then pour into the bag. Remove excess air and seal the bag tightly. These can be frozen up to 3 months for best freshness.
PREPACKED MEAL –When I purchase chicken breasts, I like to buy them in bulk. This means that when I get home, I need to portion them out for freezing. This is a perfect time to whip up a few marinades so I can freeze them in the same bags as the portioned chicken breasts.
MARINATING TIME –Ideally, you want to give the marinade about 12 hours to penetrate the chicken with flavor. But a quick 30-minute marinade also works.
DON’T REUSE –Because the marinade will come into contact with raw chicken, it can only be used once. Make another batch for future meals.
DEFROSTING –Remove the chicken from the freezer the night before cooking and let it thaw in the fridge. In a pinch, you can put the frozen chicken into a bowl of water to speed up the thawing process.
STORAGE TIPS –Zip-lock freezer bags work great for these types of meals. You can force out most of the air before sealing to keep it longer without freezer burn. Alternatively, if you want to store it in the fridge, you can use a sealed container and marinate it for up to two days.