Revealed the best chicken marinades: it will cook perfectly on the coals

Vaida Budrienė, communication manager of the shopping chain “Iti”, said that chicken is the favorite of customers and is among the three most popular types of meat.

“Although pork remains the leader at all times of the year, Lithuanians also love chicken. That’s why we have prepared a large selection of special chicken for grilling: from chicken legs in piri piri marinade to wings in light marinade.

In addition, from now on, we only sell antibiotic-free Lithuanian chickens in the showcase of the meat scale, the most popular of the scaled chickens we sell are fillets,” said V. Budrienė.

Gintaras Bačkovas, the meat technologist of the shopping chain, said that in order for the chicken to be delicious, you need to make the best marinade to give it flavor.

“When preparing the marinade, make sure there is enough to cover the meat evenly. It is best to cover the container where the meat is marinated with foil and put it in the refrigerator. After half the marinating time, turn the meat. The duration of the marinating also depends on the part of the chicken. For example, 3 to 6 hours will be enough for a whole chicken, only 30 minutes for a breast, wings or chicken legs”, said G. Bačkov in a press release.

According to meat technologists, another important factor is cooking time. In order to cook the chicken perfectly, it is important to know how long to cook which part of the chicken. For example, a medium-sized chicken breast should be baked for about 15 minutes in a preheated oven at 180 degrees.

Half a kilogram of chicken wings should be cooked in 20 minutes, and when frying a whole chicken, depending on its size, it can be cooked from 1 hour. 45 minutes to 3 hours When roasting a chicken or chicken, you need to heat the grill to about 180-200 degrees, he advises.

A meat technologist shares some ideas for chicken marinades.

7 ideas for marinades

Lemon and pepper. Lemon, one of the ingredients that goes well with chicken, makes this marinade a must-try for everyone. Oh, and it’s super easy to make. Mix lemon juice and grated lemon peel, squeeze in a few cloves of garlic, season everything with salt, oil, crushed black pepper and leave the marinade to stand for at least 30 minutes before marinating the chicken.

Inspired by Jamaica. If you want a more exotic taste, try a marinade inspired by Jamaica for chicken: mix black pepper and cayenne, chili, turmeric, grated ginger, some fresh thyme, paprika powder, salt and a pinch of sugar in a jar. Finally, add chopped onion, chopped garlic and a drizzle of olive oil to the resulting mixture.

Teriyaki. Another marinade that will appeal to lovers of more sophisticated tastes – shouted. It is also very easy to make. You just need to mix ketchup and white wine vinegar, a few teaspoons of honey, sesame oil, cumin powder, chopped ginger and garlic. Keep the resulting sauce in the refrigerator for a while before putting it on the chicken.

Honey and Dijon mustard. Another easy marinade to make that only requires 5 ingredients – honey and mustard. Mix honey and minced garlic with apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard and olive oil. This marinade not only gives the chicken a special taste, but also softens the meat.

Pesto. If you like chicken with a lighter flavor – combine it with pesto marinade. It’s very easy to make, just add basil, a few cloves of garlic, olive oil, parmesan and pine nuts to a blender. Finally, crush everything until smooth and put it on the chicken.

Tandoori. India inspires tandoori one of the main ingredients in the marinade is yogurt. Next, mixed with crushed ginger, garam masala spices, cumin, salt, pepper, fresh chopped coriander, a pinch of cinnamon, paprika powder and cayenne pepper. Finally, chopped onion, garlic, oil and lemon juice are added to the marinade.

Sweet and sour with coconut milk. Another marinade that gives chicken a special flavor, inspired by Asia, but very easy to make, is the sweet and sour chili sauce and coconut milk. How to make it dictated in the name. All you have to do is mix the sweet and sour sauce with coconut milk and a squeeze of lime.

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