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Easy way to Marinate Chicken

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Whenever we want to marinate our chicken, we use dressing and dips to do the work for us. It's really easy and makes really good chicken!
 
 
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Step 1: Get your Chicken and Dressings

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Whenever the chicken at my local Safeway is on sale, I take advantage and buy a ton!

Get your chicken and any dressings you want to use. You'll also need freezer bags. 

This time around I chose:

- Ranch
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Raspberry Vinegrette
- Barbecue Sauce
- Southwest Sauce


Step 2: Separate into Bags and Add Marinade

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Evenly separate your chicken into freezer bags. Now all you have to do is add the marinade into each bag and shake! Make sure the sauce is evenly spread. 

Our favorite is the Ranch dressing, as we found that it made the meat really tender. 

Step 3: Let it Absorb

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Leave your chicken for at least 30 minutes before cooking it. We love to cook it on the barbecue! As I mentioned before, I like to take advantage of a sale, so I put the extras into the freezer and take it out the night before I want to cook it so it will defrost. 

Let me know your favorite marinades!
CaseFace51 year ago
I do it this way as well with BBQ chicken on the grill Except I cut about 4 lines into the chicken breasts to sort of open them up a bit and get the BBQ sauce in the chicken, then I leave it in the bag refrigerated for an entire night, the longer the soak the better the chicken :)
whiskeyme1 year ago
Been doing this for a while... love it... and so easy....
Nice! I'm going to have to try this with all that chicken I have!