Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Another great chicken marinade
--Honey-Mustard Marinade

Honey-Mustard Marinade
Al Roker’s Big Bad Book of Barbecue Copyright 2002

½ cup honey
¼ cup Dijon mustard
¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
4 teaspoon soy sauce
3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped

In a small bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients. Use immediately, or cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Makes about 1 cup, or enough for up to 3 pounds of chicken or pork. (I halved the recipe and used about 1 - 1/2 pounds of boneless chicken breasts.)

First of all, I just wanted to let you know that I 'fixed' the tortellini salad I posted about yesterday. It turned out to be a real hit.

I served that salad with this chicken and it was a good match. This didn't have an overwhelming honey-mustard flavor, just a hint of it. It was very good - I would use this marinade again. I find Dijon mustard to be a bit like balsamic vinegar - it varies quite a bit between brands. I like Bookbinder's Dijon Mustard but in a recipe like this, it probably doesn't make too much of a difference what you use.

I'm feeling a little lost because we're going on a little vacation so I really don't need to plan menus for next week, prepare a big shopping list or even go to the auction this week (boo hoo!) I'll have to take some cookbooks along to keep me company.

Blast From The Past: Chicken Manicotti with Red Pepper Cream Sauce from December 2006. These were surprisingly delicious.

Question of the Day: Do you have a standard chicken marinade that you use for grilled chicken?


Annie said...

I usually just use olive oil, vinegar, garlic and sometimes dijon mustard.

I never would have thought of using such large amounts of honey and mustard without any oil. It sounds good though. I'll have to try it next time!

Anonymous said...

This is lovely. My son always says he doesn't like chicken, but we finally narrowed it down to, he doesn't like chicken that's not flavorful. So we've been looking at lots of marinades (I explained to him that curry usually uses chicken, and he LOVES curry). He likes honey mustard, so I think this will be a hit, too.

Anonymous said...

I use a margarita marinade quite a bit on my chicken. The Italian dressing is also a popular quick fix!