Delectable Marinated Chicken
I have experimented with so many marinades for chicken using my neighbors as guinea pigs and this one has been branded by all as simply delectable, thus the title.
I have experimented with so many marinades for chicken using my neighbors as guinea pigs and this one has been branded by all as simply delectable, thus the title.
Oh my goodness! This stuff is great. I made mostly as written...never buy garlic salt or garlic pepper, so just added salt/pepper and more garlic (probably at least twice the called for amount). Only marinated the 4 hours and did on the grill. My 13 year old son just devoured it! Will make again and hopefully marinade even longer next time. Served with grilled pineapple and riceRead More
Oh my goodness! This stuff is great. I made mostly as written...never buy garlic salt or garlic pepper, so just added salt/pepper and more garlic (probably at least twice the called for amount). Only marinated the 4 hours and did on the grill. My 13 year old son just devoured it! Will make again and hopefully marinade even longer next time. Served with grilled pineapple and rice
The name says it all! I used 4 large boneless chicken breasts that I pounded down thin and cut in half. I used olive oil instead of canola and let this marinate all day. It had a hint of sweetness along with a hint of smokiness, a very nice combination of flavors. I served this with rice and a garden salad but would love to try Wilemon's bacon ranch pasta salad with this one!
Husband called this the best chicken I've ever made. I have to agree. Do not skip the liquid smoke as that is the "secret ingredient" in my opinion. I also did not have garlic salt or garlic pepper, so I used 1/2 t garlic powder, 1/4 t salt, and 1/4 t pepper. Marinated overnight. Will make again and again and again.
Chicken does not get any better ths this. For those who rated less than 4 1/2 stars and stated they did not follow the recipe, why bother rating something YOU did not do right? Too pungent or salty, really?
I loved the recipe before marinatng a cut the chix into bite size pieces and but the on skewers and grilled them they were a nice twist.
This was good. My grill isn't working so I had to bake it and that worked fine. I do wish I had marinated it longer than the 4 hours to really let the flavors soak in. I could not taste the liquid smoke at all, so I guess I'm less sensitive to it than some! Made as written and will marinate it longer next time!
I haven't tried this recipe but wanted to say; I'm slightly dyslexic and thought your description said "I have been using my neighbors guinea pigs" (as in, instead of chicken.) After reading and re-reading it and all the comments in horror and confusion I finally realized my mistake. Now I can't stop laughing. Cheers!
I had to slightly modify this recipe due to lack of certain ingredients. I cut out the liquid smoke, sesame seeds, molasses, and garlic pepper and it still turned out to be a fantastic teriyaki marinade. I also added a dash of cayenne pepper. All I had on hand was chicken breast tenderloins, so they only required about 8 min grilling time on each side. I will be making this again and again!
Really good flavor...I usually avoid liquid smoke but added a splash out of respect for the author of this recipe and was pleasantly surprised. Served with a fresh romaine salad I topped with grilled red pepper and Bills Blue Cheese Dressing..so good.
This is superb! Serve with the 'Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad' from this site and envite your neighbors asking them to bring a fresh vegetable to grill!
All the best ingredients in one dish! Marinade as long as you can for full flavor, and if you can use a real grill rather than a stovetop then all the better.
This makes delicious chicken that we really enjoyed! I didn't have liquid smoke, so left it out, but followed all the other ingredients. Great flavor! Instead of grilling (b/c we like large bone-in thighs & I always worry that the outside will burn before it cooks thru), I baked at 375 for 45 minutes. The thighs were so tender and had a gorgeous color. Thank you for sharing this keeper of a recipe!
My family pronounced this chicken "fabulous" and could you please make it again.... vs. this is "interesting" which is synonymous for it's just okay but please don't bother in the future. I did leave out the salt as the teriyaki sauce, Worcestershire, liquid smoke and soy sauce (use the low sodium variety) already had enough in it. Found this marinade to be a pleasant mix of sweet, salty and smoky which is difficult to achieve, but you, Wilemon, found the secret mix! Served this with Fried Broccoli and Onion Rice both from AR which complemented this marinade beautifully.
It is frustrating when reviewers give a negative review because there are ingredients in a recipe that they don't like. Why bother trying the recipe to begin with if you don't like some of the ingredients that are obviously going to stand out in the finished product? For those of you who are trying to decide whether or not to try this, let me just tell you that the 12 people I had for dinner last night thought it was really good. Had barbecued skewers of boneless chicken thighs marinaded for over 6 hours in this recipe, and skewers of beef tenderloin marinated in different recipe, both were a hit, but the chicken was the overall favorite. I had 16 thighs so I doubled the recipe and used regular soy sauce, so to account for the higher sodium soy sauce I omitted the garlic salt. And instead of minced garlic added five gloves of pressed garlic, I like garlic, and it certainly was not too much for anyone at the table. This is a great marinade for smokey bbq chicken thighs, definitely a keeper, and as the Japanese would say, "bursts with unami". However, I don't recommend it to anyone who doesn't like a good hint of smoke, or garlic, or soy sauce, or...lol, I'm sure you get the point. But if you don't have any issues with the list of ingredients, and you like barbecued chicken thighs, then by all means give this marinade a try. If you're concerned about the smoke, or salt, reduce the quantities the first time you try it, but I would recommend that you try it.
Too pungent and salty. Thanks you.
For the first time - my chicken turned out wonderful! Just don't forget to flatten the chicken. That is the REAL secret to perfectly bbq'd chicken! Enjoy. :)
This wonderful recipe INSTANTLY became a favorite with Hubs and me when we took our first bite! It is very, very good. And if that weren't enough, it came off the grill looking BEAUTIFUL!! I omitted the sesame seeds and instead used about 1/2 t. sesame oil and for the teriyaki sauce and I used a product called teriyaki baste and glaze. I reserved some of the marinade before adding the chicken and Hubs used it to baste the chicken (I used skinless, boneless chicken breast halves) as it was grilling. It had perfect grill marks and looked beautifully moist. Perfect presentation! This recipe is wonderful as is, but next time I'd like to try adding some "heat" to this. I am delighted I found this recipe! Thank you!!
Cut chicken into large chunks, marinade overnight and skewer for BBQ kebobs - yum!
Delicious marinade that's easy to make! I substituted honey for the molasses and used boneless/skinless chicken thighs since that's all I had. Worked great!
This was delish! I will be making again for sure. Warning thou... for skinless boneless thighs 12 minutes per side could be too long - think it will depend on your BBQ. I did mine about 6 to 7 min. per side and they were perfectly done thru.
Clearly, this recipe is not in need of another glowing review, and yet, after making this chicken marinade, I can't help but praise it! I followed the recipe the first time, aside from using chicken breasts instead of thighs, and we nearly inhaled the grilled chicken! I cooked the remaining marinade at a gentle boil for 15 minutes so that we could use it as a sauce on the grilled chicken. I am now making this marinade for the second time and I increased the brown sugar, just for personal preference. I also doubled the marinade because we scraped the pot clean last time. Highly recommended, and so glad it's been shared with us!
Delicious! Reminded me so much of the chicken I've eaten with Moo Goo Guy Pan, one of my favorite dishes.
This marinade was ok - flavourful and made the chicken moist. However I wouldn't say it was delectable or give it 5 stars. I did have to make two changes out of need - first, I didn't have garlic salt so I used garlic powder and seeing as how there's more than enough sodium in the Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce (even low sodium), and teriyaki sauce, making this substitution was obviously a healthier option. Second, I didn't have sesame seeds, so I subbed with 1 tbsp of sesame oil and cut the canola oil back to 2tbsp.
Oh, my! What a great marinade! Made this exactly as written and the flavor of the chicken breast that I marinaded overnight was fantastic. It was late in the evening when I was asked for this and was shocked to find that I was out of Teriyaki sauce! No problem when you have AR going for you, just did a search and found a great recipe and had the marinate in the bag with the chicken in no time!
This is awesome! Thanks so much for a less expensive option to the over pricedsoup mixes at the store!
Unfortunately this was not a good match for our family... my husband could not eat more than one bite, he said it tasted like a hot dog... I think the liquid smoke really was too much, and could have been eliminated.
This was very tasty without the garlic salt(used fresh garlic). I didn't have liquid smoke flavoring either, but since it was cooked on my bbq, it had that smoky taste. Good stuff!
I used chicken wings instead, did not us molasses but used honey instead. baked at 425 for about 50 mins. Nice carmalized coating.This was GREAT!!!
I used garlic powder instead of garlic salt since other reviewers said it was too salty.
This marinade was very good. I think next time I will add a little Thai Sweet Chili sauce to it. Thanks for the recipe.
Excellent chicken marinade! Only thing I added was a tsp of onion powder. Thanks Wilemon!
This was awesome; we loved it and will make it again and again! I was a bit worried about the liquid smoke, but added it anyway - then I marinated the chicken overnight and it was so good! Thanks for the great recipe!
We had a crazy week and I ended up with chicken marinated for three days before grilling. It was amazing. I substituted sesame oil - about 1/8 tsp for the sesame seeds as I had none on hand. My husband told me to get rid of the other marinade recipes. Kids had seconds. Moms happy.
My family found this a bit boring. It tasted as though I just threw some soy sauce on chicken. I marinated overnight, so it's not as though the flavor didn't have a chance to sink in.
This is an extremely good marinade and it is delicious on chicken thighs, cooked on the grill. The one thing I would say to improve it (and I am someone who is constantly working to improve my own recipes) is that it could use some onion flavor. That being said, next time I will add some chopped green onion to the marinade. I marinaded thighs and put them directly in the freezer. It makes a great, easy clean up dinner. Thanks for posting!
The perfect mix of sweet and savory. My husband and I loved this recipe. You can keep the Liquid Smoke or leave it out. Either way. Thank you for posting.
Delicious chicken that we really enjoyed! I didn't have liquid smoke but followed all the other ingredients. Great flavor!
This was the best marinade I've every used. We bbq'd the chicken on indirect heat and it stayed moist and was amazing!
I've made this twice, no changes...and it's the best I've ever tried! Once on chicken, once on KC Strips...rave reviews!
Awesome! The kids devoured - so it past the test - i was without molasses but it did not seem to hinder the flavor. Served with rice, scalloped carrots and salad - very easy and delicious.
Nice flavor and very moist. Marinated overnight. Great new addition to my barbequed chicken recipes! Thanks!
Yum!! This was great!! I made the marinade exactly as written except I cut everything in half since it was only me eating and I probably marinated it for 6 hours. It's a lot of ingredients, but everything works together so nicely.
Simply Brilliant! Thank you for sharing the efforts you have worked to achieve. Easy to see you are a chef at heart. When the aroma wafts from the grill, heads turn. This has been a game changer when I BBQ at the pool for friends. I started adding 1 teaspoon of dried lemon peel and 1 tablespoon of rice wine vinegar for zing and and an acid. Your recipe is perfect, my 2 add one were merely to suit my tastes. Thank you for taking the fear out of using Liquid Smoke. Please keep cooking and sharing, I wish I was one of your guinea pigs.
This is my new go to marinade for everything! I was leary about so many of the ingredients being high in sodium, so instead of the garlic salt and garlic pepper, I just use garlic and pepper without additional salt, however, I do believe that sodium is part of what makes the chicken so tender. A word to the wise, everyone is concerns with cooking meats thoroughly to avoid bacteria. I would just as strongly caution to avoid overcooking because that toughens meat especially on the grill. I cook in very large quantities, so I have doubled, tripled, and quadrupled the recipe depending on my use for it. at this point I have used this marinade on chicken, on pork ribs with a little cayenne for more kick, and on both broccoli and grilled peaches. It suits everything! PS - don't discard the marinade after removing your meat, too much goodness and flavor to throw away. Please in a saucepan and bring to a simmer to ensure cooking out bacteria, thicken with a small amount of cornstarch if you like, and use it to enhance the rest of your meal.
This was really good. The only thing I did differently was I used skinless boneless chicken breasts and omitted the sesame seeds. I put the chicken in the marinade in the morning and we put the chicken on the grill in the evening, doesn't get much easier than that! Served with sugar snap peas, also from this site, and homemade bread for a great meal. Thanks, Wilemon, for the recipe!
This really was Delectable! By far the best grilled chicken I have ever made! I did not use any sesame, only because I forgot I finished the bottle a few weeks ago. I used boneless skinless breasts, and grilled them on a piece of foil. Perfectly juicy & tender, which is a first for me!
This is a keeper. It's easy to make with typical on-hand ingredients. The flavors work together wonderfully! The gentle smokiness and subtle sweetness provide that special "what's in there?... I'll have some more" -- not too salty, not too gooey. Just right. Although there's soy sauce and teriyaki, those notes aren't predominant. The marinade works well on the grill -- there isn't too much sugar, so it allows the chicken to cook well without getting burnt. I tried it with skinless boneless thighs and will try it next with chicken breast skewers.
Way too heavy-handed on both the garlic and the liquid smoke for our taste. When it comes to liquid smoke, a few drops go a very long way. Those two ingredients were all we could taste. Sorry I can't say better.
We loved this! I baked it for about 45 minutes at 375 and it still turned out wonderful. I didn't have molasses but I followed the rest of the recipe just as it was. My boyfriend enjoyed it and I will definitely make it again. We had it with a side of long grain wild rice. Very satisfying.
I cook the chicken fast in a 475 to 500 degree oven and we enjoy the pan juices immensely. Definitely our favorite marinade. Hot oven is key. One of these days we will grill it...sure that's delicious too.
This is an EXCELLENT marinade! Would be great on any kind of chicken and even other meats.
Very very good!!! Enjoyed by all even my picky 7yo son who requested it for his lunch tomorrow!!
good marinade! I baked my chicken rather than grilled. I think I will grill it next time! I left out the sesame seeds, used only 1/2 teaspoon of liquid smoke, and garlic pwder adding sea salt and fresh ground pepper!
Great Flavor! The family loved it. When I brought the leftovers to work for lunch all of my coworkers asked for the recipe since it smelled so good!
Fabulous marinade, my husband is already asking when we can have it again! Thanks for sharing.
This wasn't 'delectable' in my opinion, but wasn't horrible. I followed the recipe, but used honey instead of molasses since I didn't have it on hand. To me, this ended up tasting somewhat like teriyaki chicken, when I was hoping for something with a little more zest. I think I'll stick to my Italian Salad dressing marinade for grilled chicken - always ends up juicy with just the right amount of flavor.
All in all a wonderful marinade. I made 1 change and that was doubling the liquid smoke. I love that smokey flavor (some say a bit to much) but I loved the turnout. Thanks so much for a wonderful recipe!! Can't wait to try it again!
Thought the recipe lacked flavor for some reason. Not for sure what was missing. It was good, but I just baked it in the oven. Maybe it is grilling that makes it great.
I followed the recipe, but marinated the chicken for 8 hours. My husband and I loved it! Thank you.
This recipe is delicious! I followed the recipe exactly and used boneless chicken thighs, marinated the chicken for about 7 hours. The chicken was very tasty and very moist. I will definitely be making this recipe again. Thanks!
Wow and wowzsers. That was sooooooo wonderful. My hubby ate more than his stomach allowed he just kept going back for more till there was nothing left. Only change was i cooked it in the oven. Wow thanks for sharing, i will be making this again!!!!!!! Not enough stars to say how much we liked this.
I didn't have teriyaki sauce so substituted sirachi sauce in its place(we like spicy). My 8yr old daughter was fighting my husband for the last piece of chicken!!! Delicious- thanks for sharing!
Holy moly, this was fantastic!!! I used 3 lbs of b/s chicken breasts and doubled the marinade. I also marinated for 10 hours and I'm glad I did. The flavor is wonderful but not overpowering and the meat is super juicy and tender. Next time I will retain some of the marinade before putting the chicken to. Rush on at the end of grilling. I will also add a bit more fresh garlic. Didn't have garlic salt or pepper so used reg salt and pepper with garlic powder. I also completely forgot the canola oil, which didn't seem to be a problem. I just oiled the grill grate well before grilling and as was fine. Highly recommended!
yummy! I didnt have paprika or molassess, so subbed with cayenne pepper and a spoonfull of mexican mole. Grilled it on the george foreman and it was delicious :-)
Did not have teriyaki sauce, and instead of paprika we like the hotter "sambal oelek" chilies! added about a teaspoon of that to the marinade...only had it in the marinade for 2 hours (time constraints) and could not grill today. I think it turns out great and moist in the oven. I dumped all the marinade in w/the thighs in a skillet with very tight lid. Part way thru cooking time I added chopped mushrooms, celery and cabbage. Also added chopped green onion. Was VERY GOOD!!!! Served with instant potatoes. Rice would have been great too, but am nearly out of my brown rice. Thanks so much for this recipe Wilemon :)
Tried this tonight AS WRITTEN... WOW! My kids scarfed this stuff down like it was chocolate! Awesome meshing of flavors! I do not understand why so many people insist on changing up ingredients before even trying it as is. By far, THE BEST chicken marinate I ever tried!
Made this today as recipe is written, although I did add a bit of onion powder. It was excellent! I marinated it for about 4 hours, turning the chicken regularly. It was very moist and flavorful! This may become our staple marinade. Thank you for sharing.
I really like this marinade. Haven't tried it on the grill, but baked in oven and tasted good.
This was great! I was looking for a recipe based on what I had in the cupboard and found this one. The only ingredient I was lacking was the teriyaki sauce and it still tasted great. My kids ages 9,11, and 13 asked for seconds and thirds. Will make this a regular in our home. Thanks so much!
Wife and friends loved this recipe. I subbed black pepper for garlic pepper and smoked paprika rather than regular. We will have this again.
Great flavor. If you grill, be aware that the brown sugar in the marinade will cause the chicken to burn if not watched. Will be making this again and again during grilling season!
Wonderful! This was perfect for the boneless, skinless thighs we had. Great on the grill. I didn't have molasses so I used honey. Tasted great! Only marinated for 3 hours but still fantastic. Thanks!
Marinate for longer but even at 4 hours was tasty!
Have been using it every time we grill, like 3 times a week. Always the same marinade when we make chicken. It's easy and tasty.. loved it!
This is so wonderful! Don't change anything, it is great as is. My family begs me to make this chicken, it is now a regular for us!!! Thanks for sharing.
Flavor was great. When I make it again I will pound the breasts down thin.
Made changes based on personal preferences, but LOVED it and what it did for my grilled meats (used it on pork and beef too!). I didn't have teriyaki so used 1 T soy sauce as called for and 1/2 T more soy sauce, 1 T sherry and 1/2 T water instead. Not sure why low sodium soy sauce then garlic salt. Used regular soy sauce and fresh minced garlic instead of garlic salt and garlic pepper. Not crazy about liquid smoke so cut that in half and used smoked paprika instead of regular paprika. Also added a few drops of sesame oil, and cut out the brown sugar. This has now become my ONLY marinade when grilling!
Yummy! Thanks for sharing!
Very tasty chicken. This was asian style and I sliced this up and served it over a bed of spinach and argula along with an Asian toasted sesame dressing. I will fix this again. It was very good and the soy wasn't too strong like teriaki chicken but this had a teriaki taste so I would call this teriaki-like. I liked it. Thanks for posting Wilemon!
This was okay. When I was marinating it in the fridge it smelled so good, like barbeque sauce. But, when I cooked it, the marinade came off and turned out sort of salty. I think that was because of the teriyaki sauce and soy sauce. But, I think it might have been how I cooked it as well. We didn't have gas for our grill and it's in the middle of winter, so it's cold. So, we didn't grill it. We baked it instead. I might not make this one again.
It was OK. Because of the oil and the chicken thighs being a little fatty it is really hard to keep them from burning from flame ups. I shut off the gas on one side of the grill and that helped a lot. I would try again but would bake them instead of grilling.
Excellent! I used reduced sodium worcestshire, teriyaki and soy sauces and added NO additional salt. I used garlic powder instead of garlic salt also. I used olive oil instead of canola and honey instead molasses. I marinated chicken breast for 24 hours and then grilled...full of flavor! Thanks!
We have used this recipe for whole chickens too and it was fabulous. Thanks!
This marinade is awesome! Everyone in my family loved it. Even my 25 year old son, who normally doesn't have much to say, stated several times, "This is really good!" I followed the recipe, except I used regular pepper since I didn't have garlic pepper. Chicken came out very moist and flavorful. You cannot go wrong with this....it's truly is delectable & delish!
This recipe is delicious and I will be making it again and again. I omitted the oil for I think chicken thighs are fatty enough without, worked fine. Thanks for such a great recipe!
So good! Cut into tenders which shortened the cook time a bit and made more surface for this wonderful marinade! Also I tossed the chix onto a super hot grill, seared and burned just a bit the marinade for a delightful crispy texture. Such a winner, everybody loves it.
This is RIDICULOUSLY delicious!! Follwed the recipe pretty closely, didn't feel like lighting the grill so we broiled the boneless chicken breasts for 7 mins on each side and HOT !! We left the chicken in the marinade over night too, it's a keeper!
Too cold to BBQ. I baked the chicken and used the sauce to stir fry veges and it was really nice.
This recipe is outstanding. I forgot to add the liquid smoke and we still loved this chicken. I agree with one of the reviewers who said 12 minutes per side was too long. We grilled ours about 6-7 minutes per side and they were perfect. Served this along with vegetables marinated in balsamic vinegar and then grilled. Yum!
This really is delectable! I like to put together my own marinades and BBQ sauces, but had been coming up flat this season. This marinade was easy, as all ingredients are commonly on hand, and the WOW factor is huge! Even my MIL said it was the best BBQ chicken she'd ever had!
I thought this was good, and my boyfriend loved it - went back for seconds and thirds! I didn't have the sesame seeds, so I skipped that, and I didn't have garlic pepper so I used lemon pepper instead. In hindsight, I probably should have used garlic powder and regular pepper, but I wasn't thinking! Thanks for the great marinade.
Even without some of the ingredients ( I didn't have teriyaki sauce, liquid smoke, molasses) this still rocked! I increased the Worcestershire sauce and soy sauce to make up the difference in not using molasses. It was wonderful! I found that I had enough marinade to handle 15 thighs (boneless and skinless) when all were put into a ziplock baggie. Most definitely, this is my new favorite chicken thigh marinade! Thanks for posting it!
Not wowwed by this. But it was pretty good.
Very good. I ended up baking it b/c we were experiencing a sudden downpour and couldn't get to the grill, but it was still excellent.
The best marinade for grilled chicken.
We loved this Teriyaki style chicken marinade! I didn't have the liquid smoke, molasses, or sesame seeds, but would love to try it again with those ingredients since it was so good even without them! Delicious :)
I am not a fan of store bought teriyaki sauce or liquid smoke. I substituted maple syrup and balsamic vinegar and got the most tender, moist chicken thighs. I used the rest of the ingredients though.
This is the best grilled marinated chicken; and I have had different kinds over the last 50 years. I would rate this a 5 star
This was a really great recipe. I didn't have any liquid smoke but I still tasted good without it.