We like to experiment with different chicken marinades. During the week we seem to eat a lot of chicken, but we don’t blog about it because our busy schedule gets the best of us. By the weekend we’re usually bored with chicken, and so we don’t make it.
But, yesterday we were craving some good protein. And since it’s still summer (until Tuesday!), it’s BBQ season. We decided to experiment and try this hot BBQ marinade. We mixed cayenne pepper and chili powder for the hot element, and added apple cider vinegar, honey, and brown sugar for the sweet BBQ flavor.
On the scale of 1 to 10, it was an 11. Justin (our sous chef) thought so too.
Happy double dipping!
- 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 3 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
- ½ tsp. chili powder
- ½ tsp. garlic powder
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 tsp. honey
- 2 tsp. brown sugar
- Combine all marinade ingredients into a medium bowl and whisk together.
- Cut 3 slits into each chicken breast. This allows the chicken to absorb the marinade better, and makes for a very juicy chicken breast.
- Place chicken breasts into a large zip-lock bag and pour in marinade.
- Place in refrigerator, and let marinade for at least 30 minutes.
- Grill on medium indirect heat for 7 to 10 minutes per side. Or until chicken is cooked through all the way.