The best recipes are usually the ones when you’re low on cash and have to pull something off with whatever’s lurking in the pantry. Marinades are simple and usually you have the main ingredients in the cupboard to begin with.
So here we are edging our way toward Christmas and money just seems to get tighter and tighter the closer we get. With kid parties, luncheons, Christmas parties etc etc. I really need to get myself more organised. I had chicken breast in the fridge and was planning a basic schnitzel when I realised I was out of bloody crumbs! Another in between shop shops was out of the question so I threw together these items and made the most mouth watering marinade…with a few tweaks this will easily be a go to from now on.
Low in price and high in taste is always a keeper.
Lemon Ginger Marinade (for chicken)
1 Lemon zest
Juice from the same lemon
4 tbsp Olive oil
3 tbsp Ginger minced ( I had a tube of this in the fridge and yes 3 tbsp ! Sounds like a lot but it gives it that kick – I used 4 and it was just that bit too much, 3 will be perfect)
2 Tsp Garlic crushed or 2 cloves crushed
Pepper 1/4 tsp
Half tsp dried oregano
2 tbsp Soy sauce
2 chicken breasts sliced thinly
Zest lemon into a bowl and then add juice. Add remaining ingredient and stir with a whisk.
Slice the chicken breast thinly and lay out in a marinade container. Cover with the marinade and make sure all chicken is coated nicely. Cover and leave in the fridge for a few hours (I left mine for 4 hours and it was great – overnight would make it more tender which is what I’ll do next time).
Cook on a grill (Or in a well oiled pan) Cook on medium heat until cooked through – try not to turn too much.