Apple Cider Chicken Marinade Recipe -
Apple Cider Chicken Marinade Recipe
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Apple Cider Chicken Marinade

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"This tangy and zingy marinade helps seal in the juices of any chicken, whether it's light or dark meat you wish to bake, roast, or grill."

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Original recipe makes 1 1/2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Whisk together the white wine, olive oil, lemon juice, cider vinegar, basil, parsley, rosemary, thyme, garlic, pepper, and salt in a bowl. Marinade chicken in mixture 8 hours or overnight.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 13, 2010

Fabulous chicken marinade! I used this on boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 4) and I followed the recipe exactly. I poked the chicken with fork, put every thing into a ziploc bag and let it marinate overnight (which I highly suggest). I grilled it with a fresh sprig of rosemary and WOW -it came out so moist, juicy and full of the delicate flavor from the fresh herbs. It's a definite keeper. I served this with a side dish of "Bow Tie Pasta with Broccoli, Garlic and Lemon" from this site. Thanks for a great recipe, JustDMarine!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 17, 2011

I had high hopes for this as even though there were not many reviews, most of them were good. I really wanted to love this, considering I had all the fresh herbs for this straight from my garden and stuck to the exact ingredients and marinated overnight. Overwhelming taste of lemon, none of the vinegar and nothing to offset that taste. I'll stick to my own garlic/herb marinade that uses all of the same herbs, but with white wine vinegar and honey from now on. Thanks, but sorry, no go for my family.

Jul 18, 2011

I didn't have white wine or fresh herbs on hand, so I modified it a little and it turned out amazing! I used (for 6 servings): 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon dried basil, 1 teaspoon dried parsley, 1/8 teaspoon dried rosemary, 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme , 3 cloves garlic minced, 1-1/2 teaspoons fresh-ground black pepper, 3/4 teaspoon salt. I would use this marinade over a soy sauce marinade any day, and it's way healthier!

Jun 01, 2010

This recipe was great, but it's imparative that fresh herbs be used. I tried using dried basil, parsley and thyme, because all I had fresh was rosemary. The result was an overpowering flavor of rosemary. I suggest following the recipe. It's great as it's stated. PS I put the chicken/marinade in the freezer and just the thaw time allowed for perfect marinating time and the grilled chicken was quite juicy.

Jul 27, 2010

My chicken turned out moist, tender, and delicious. I was only able to marinate about two hours before grilling, but that was plenty of time. I'm sure it would have been even more flavorful if allowed to marinate the full 8 hours. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Jul 13, 2009

I had a dinner party and got two amazing comments regarding this marinade "That was the best chicken I've ever had" and "That was better than any chicken I've ever eaten in a restaurant". Talk about rave reviews! It was the best chicken I've ever made. I used boneless skinless chicken breasts and marinaded them for 24 hours, rotating the chicken in the bowl after 12 hours. The only change I made was to double the fresh parsley in place of the basil.

Oct 15, 2012

This is really good! I added a little honey and left out the rosemary! The chicken was very moist. Thanks!

Aug 31, 2011

Delicious marinade. Good use of fresh herbs from the garden.


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  • Calories
  • 211 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.3 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 18.8 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 296 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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