I an definitely NOT a food blogger. You can tell because I’m going to get right to the recipe. So here we go.
Li’l Marinade for Grilled Chicken
- 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice
- 1/2 cup soy sauce (low sodium)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic (heaping tablespoon)
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- Whisk all ingredients together.
- Pour over chicken into zip-top bag or covered bowl.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes to overnight.
Now for the narrative portion of our show…
Just kidding. I don’t have an interesting back story to share or a fun reason for the name. It’s just a li’l of this, a li’l of that, and boom – you have a li’l marinade.
Cody grilled this chicken on our gas grill. I have no idea how he did that part. So I’m zero help there. I do know that this was his first attempt at grilling chicken breasts. He’s grilled pork chops, hamburgers (recipe coming soon!), corn, pineapple, and potatoes, but never chicken breasts. He knocked this chicken out of the park.
It ended up being DELICIOUS. The chicken turned out sweet, juicy, flavorful, and just right. I put a variety of dipping sauces on the table when I served dinner and NONE of us reached for them. The chicken was THAT. GOOD. all on its own.
Marinate your chicken like this. You won’t regret it.
Marinade = the sauce that you pour over meat
Marinate = the act of soaking meat in a sauce
Feels good to get that out.
“Soaking meat” sounds disgusting, but this marinade is amazing. Try it!
For more information on creating your own marinade, check out The Lazy Genius blog and podcast. She’s amazing and super duper smart. She’ll tell you everything you need to know about marinades and also life.