Easy Spicy Teriyaki Chicken Marinade

Just a quick post for the chicken marinade Charles did yesterday.  He was going to make an entirely from scratch recipe but we saw the Veri Veri Teriyaki and wanted to incorporate it; it’s an all natural product so it’s a great base to start with! Loved the results; he also made some awesome fried rice so I will have to get it posted soon too.

 

Spicy Teriyaki Chicken Marinade

  • 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce ~ we used the Soy Vey – Veri Veri teriyaki brand
  • 1/8 cup franks red hot sauce
  • juice of one lime
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar

Combine ingredients for the marinade and add chicken in ziplock bag; we used about a pound of boneless chicken thighs.  Refrigerate and allow to marinate for several hours.  Grill, bake, or broil the chicken until cooked through.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly

Cilantro & Lime Beef and Chicken Marinade

You’ve likely noticed a trend from the past couple of posts; some lovely mexican inspired salsa and black bean salad. Well it was all part of a wonderful soft taco dinner.  Charles made a marinade for the meat.  We used a couple of chicken breasts and a flank steak.  The combination was delicious; the only thing it lacked was salt; somehow in the middle of everything we’d forgotten the salt so after cooking we sprinkled some on.   It may have benefited from having some salt in the mix.  Here, however, is the marinade as we made it.

 

Cilantro & Lime Beef and Chicken Marinade

  • 1 Tbs cumin seed ~ crushed
  • 2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 Tbs mexican oregano
  • 3 cloves garlic ~ minced
  • 2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lime ~ juiced
  • 2 Tbs fresh cilantro ~ chopped

Combine all ingredients.  In a plastic bag combine marinade and meat of choice.  We made 2 recipes ~ one for chicken and one for the pound flank steak.  Refrigerate and allow to marinate for a couple of hours before grilling.

Charcoal is great for grilling but a gas grill works well too.

Cook over hot grill until desired doneness; medium rare is perfect for the flank steak.

Serve with soft taco shells, lettuce, cheese, sour cream, salsa verde, black bean and corn salad, or any desired toppings.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly