Yesterday, I picked up 40 pounds of chicken breasts. Yes, that was a little crazy, but it’s the farm-raised, organic, etc. for super cheap from a farm out here and they only sell it in units of 40 pounds. Thank goodness for my chest freezer! So, while I was cleaning it all, I decided to make a bunch of marinades to put the chicken in once I baggie them all for the freezer so that when I pull them out, I have the chicken and marinade all at the same time! Here’s one of those!
Lemon pepper chicken marinade is one of the absolute easiest marinades there is. It requires four ingredients, a baggie, and some chicken. I like it by itself, but have also been known to use it for my fajitas when I don’t have the ingredients for my fajita chicken marinade. I don’t add salt to this marinade, since the lemon pepper seasoning I use has salt in it already.
Recipe – Makes enough for 1 lb chicken breasts
1/4 c vegetable oil
1/4 c lemon juice
1 T fresh cracked pepper
1 T lemon pepper seasoning
- Combine all ingredients in a quart-sized baggie (the easiest way to do this is to use my easy way to baggie sauces). Make sure to label the baggie beforehand so you know which marinade is which!
- Take off the plastic container, and make sure any lumps of dry ingredients get incorporated into the liquid.
- Add two to three chicken breasts.
- Let marinate in the fridge for a couple of hours (or longer) or freeze and defrost in the fridge whenever you’re ready to use them!