Whether you're whipping up a quick pasta or looking for an marinade, this All-Purpose Pesto Chicken Marinade is the perfect recipe to try out! Easy, tasty and great for lots of things!
Course Main Course
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 30minutes
Author Dana @ ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
6pieces chicken* (I used a mix of thighs and breast)
1/2cupapple cider vinegar
10cracksfresh black pepper
2 heapingtablespoonsprepared pesto
Place chicken in a gallon sized bag and set aside.
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients. Reserve half of the marinade and place in an air-tight container in the fridge. Pour the remaining marinade over the chicken, toss to coat. Place in fridge for 4-6 hours to marinate.
Take chicken out of marinade and grill over medium heat until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Baste chicken with reserved marinade every few minutes while cooking.
You can also use this for pork chops, vegetables, etc.
The secret to a really moist chicken is first a marinade with some type of acid in it. In this recipe, we use apple cider vinegar.
The second factor is to make sure it is not overcooked. This is especially important with white meat chicken, invest in a meat thermometer and pull the chicken off the grill at 165-degrees.
Now, my personal favorite tip is basting the chicken while on the grill. I make a double batch of marinade so I can keep basting the chicken every few minutes. This helps to keep it moist while adding more and more layers of flavor.
Lastly, you have to let the meat rest before cutting into it. This lets the juices rest into the meat instead of just running everywhere as soon as you cut into it. If you are worried about it getting cold, just lightly place a piece of foil on top.
All-Purpose Pesto Chicken Marinade Recipe found on https://thissillygirlskitchen.com/all-purpose-pesto-chicken/ *All nutritional information is approximate and may not be 100% accurate. Please consult a nutritionist for more specific information.