7 Best Chicken Marinades (Freezer Ready Meal Prep!)

7 Best Chicken Marinades (Freezer Ready Meal Prep!)


Hey there, Lacey here with “A Sweet Pea Chef.” And if you’re tired of eating boring, bland
chicken, trying to have this healthy lifestyle, today I have seven of the best chicken marinades
to share with you that’s gonna spice up your chicken game and leave you loving your meals. So, let’s get started. First, let’s make a Jerk Chicken Marinade. In a sealable Ziploc bag, add boneless, skinless
chicken breast, dried thyme, ground allspice, coconut sugar, sea salt, black pepper, garlic
powder, ground cinnamon, cayenne pepper, olive oil, and freshly-squeezed lime juice. Press the air out of the bag and seal tightly,
making sure to press the marinade around the chicken to coat completely. If you can’t get to using your marinated chicken
within two days, place it into the freezer and then thaw it whenever you’re ready to
cook it. That’s why I like using a freezer-safe Ziploc
bag, because it’s really easy to just transfer to the freezer. Next, we’re making a Cilantro Lime Chicken
Marinade. So in a sealable Ziploc bag, add boneless,
skinless chicken breast, ground cumin, sea salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, chopped
fresh cilantro, olive oil, and freshly-squeezed lime juice. And press the air out of the bag and seal
tightly, making sure to press the marinade around the chicken to coat completely. For the best results, try to marinate your
chicken the night before you’re gonna cook it. That way you have the maximum amount of flavor. For a Honey Mustard Chicken Marinade, go ahead
and add boneless, skinless chicken breast to a Ziploc sealable bag, followed by raw
honey, whole-grain mustard, paprika, sea salt, black pepper, apple cider vinegar, garlic
powder, cayenne pepper, and olive oil. We’re gonna press the air out of the bag and
seal tightly. Make sure to press the marinade around the
chicken it coated completely. When you’re ready to cook the chicken, don’t
use the marinade as a sauce unless you fully cook it, because it’s gonna have raw chicken
juices in there. Now, we’re gonna make a Spicy Chipotle Chicken
Marinade. So add the chicken to a Ziploc sealable bag,
followed by adobo sauce, ground cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, sea salt, black pepper,
freshly-squeezed lime juice, and olive oil. Press the air out of the bag and seal tightly,
and then press the marinade all around the chicken to get it nicely coated. To make a marinade, you just need a combination
of an acid, an oil, and some spices. Now, we’re doing a Tasty Honey-Garlic Marinade. Add the boneless, skinless chicken breast
to the bag, then the minced garlic, raw honey, low-sodium soy sauce, and olive oil. We’re gonna press the air out of the bag and
seal it tightly, and then press the marinade around the chicken to get it coated completely. Make sure to keep your raw, marinating meat
away from other foods in the fridge. I like to even put mine in a container, so
that if it does leak, the container will catch the juices. Next, we have a Lemon Pepper Chicken Marinade. So add the boneless, skinless chicken breast
to the Ziploc bag, followed by lemon zest, minced garlic, freshly-squeezed lemon juice,
crushed black peppercorns, sea salt, and olive oil. And we’re gonna seal the bag tightly, and
then press the marinade all around the chicken to coat. Another quick tip is to marinate your food
in the refrigerator, and not on the counter at room temperature to avoid food-borne illness
because we want the meat to stay cold. Now, let’s make a Fajita Chicken Marinade. To make this, add the boneless, skinless chicken
breast to a bag, then the freshly-squeezed lime juice, no-sugar-added pineapple juice,
low-sodium soy sauce, minced garlic, ground cumin, paprika, crushed red pepper flakes,
sea salt, black pepper, chopped fresh cilantro, and olive oil. And then we’re gonna seal the bag after pressing
all of the air out of it, and then press the marinade all around the chicken to coat. For my marinades, I use a one-quart sealable
Ziploc bag for anything less than about a pound. But any sealable container will work. So with these seven best chicken marinades,
you’re gonna have all sorts of flavor and variety to spice up those boring chicken dinners. Thanks so much for watching. I hope you enjoy these recipes. Make sure to subscribe so you never miss our
new tasty ways to enjoy healthy foods. Thanks, I’ll see you next time. One of those works. Chicken time? No. Hey there…

79 Comments

  1. Thanks so much! This is so quick and easy. And if you make a bunch of different flavors and freeze them the next day I can have any chicken I’m in the mood for that day! So helpful. Thanks for your hard work

  2. on your blog for these 7 recipes you even provided vegetables that would pair well with each marinade. You are awesome! I have been obsessed with your blog and recipes πŸ™‚ thank you

  3. I tried all of these and gotta say I looked forward to eating chicken breasts for the first time ever. I recommend flattening the chicken breasts a little, or buy thin cut.

  4. Thank you for your marinade recipes!! I’ve been recovering from an ED and these have helped me tremendously πŸ˜€

  5. I read somewhere that you shouldn’t add the juice of lime lemons or oranges etc to the marinade if not cooking it that day because the citric acids will start to β€œcook” the meat. Is this true??

  6. Thank youuuu!!!! This is the first time I feel the urge to leave a comment and say: Oh God! You are the best!

  7. I just came to know yr videos n was really happy to these few marinades. Tried a couple n they r super delicious n great… tqvm.

  8. I just discovered your channel. Your content is amazing. Your videos are straight to the point. No boring long talks of un useful information. THANK YOU!!!!

  9. Can I just do this to all my chicken breast’s and this en in the freezer? And thaw each throughout the week

  10. Thanks for all video but if you write the name of Bharat and pepar in the screen so good for us because we not speak English good thanks for you again β™₯

  11. I'm planning on slow cooking these and making burrito bowls tonight. I'm using the defrost-marinade method you mentioned. πŸ™‚

  12. Totally making these, just all with tofu bc handling raw chicken (any meat, tbh!) freaks me out…so not quite vegan by choice (plus I’m way into fish & got no problems with handling raw fish). Just my weird stuff… these all sound SOOO delicious & will translate so simply to tofu, tempeh, etc. maybe even some fishy stuff. Thanks!

  13. im a college student and i can barely cook, i always eat boring chicken and i end up hating my life until i tried the honey garlic marinade and my life completely changed. i don't understand how I didn't think about marinating my chicken before jesussss.. i see the colors of the rainbow now ahahah

  14. So glad I found your channel. Been looking for something very structured and practical to help me start cooking and eating healthier again. Thank you!

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