This Mediterranean marinade is perfect for chicken. Actually, it’s perfect for all meats.
I originally created this Mediterranean marinade for my Greek souvlaki recipe, but the more I used it, the more I realized just how good it was. Sure, it’s the perfect marinade for Greek cuisine, but the herbs and citrus made it a perfect choice for many other dishes as well.
Italian recipes were right at home with it, while my Indian creations also gained great flavor from it. The more I used it, the more I liked it. Why, it’s even become my go-to marinade for many of my Southern-style barbequed chicken dishes.
Its work tasks don’t stop there. While this Mediterranean marinade is a great meat marinade, it’s also a pretty good basting sauce for grilling. It adds additional flavor while at the same time, helps to keep meat moist. It’s perfect for keeping grilled chicken breasts from drying out.
Although, I simply coined it my Mediterranean Marinade, I really should change the name to All-Purpose Marinade. I now make it up in large batches and store it so I always have some on hand. After you give it a try, I’ll bet you will too.
- 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1-1/2 teaspoons oregano
- 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 3/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
- 3/4 teaspoon dried sage
- 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
- In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.
- Whisk until all ingredients are well blended.
- If storing, place in an air-tight container and store in the refrigerator. It should keep for about 2 weeks. Stir well prior to using.
Beef: 4 to 8 hours; Chicken: 1 to 4 hours; Pork: 2 to 6 hours; Seafood or Fish: 1 hour or less; Vegetables: 1 to 2 hours.