Brown Sugar Chicken Marinade

When Daniel and I were in college, he invited me to a cookout with some of his friends. In an attempt to be the coolest girlfriend e-v-e-r, I knew I had to bring the perfect item to grill. I bought some chicken tenders, and I doused them, I repeat doused them in a store bought marinade. They were so overly seasoned that Daniel couldn’t even fake enjoy them, which he usually does to spare hurting my feelings.

Now, four years later, I have finally mastered a good marinade for grilled chicken. Daniel eats it, and he ask for seconds! Whoop whoop!

For this recipe, you will need:

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brown sugar, garlic, salt, pepper, soy sauce, olive oil, white wine, paprika, rosemary, and fresh basil

First, add the following ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp rosemary
  • 2 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp paprika

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Mix together, and then add 1/4 cup white wine, 1/4 cup soy sauce, and 1/4 cup olive oil. Mix well.

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Add chicken breasts (I used 3), and make sure they are fully immersed in the marinade.

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Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Grill until cooked through.

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Garnish with fresh chopped basil. Serve and enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “Brown Sugar Chicken Marinade

  1. This looks so good! I love that you have started a blog. It’s so fun to be able to see a little bit of your life in Texas. I miss you!

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