"This straight Kentucky sour mash bourbon marinade is perfect for grilling beef, chicken and pork. It's great for boneless chicken breasts, steaks, chops, smoked ribs, brisket or pork roast. Adding a little smoke with hickory, mesquite or apple wood compliments the flavor nicely." — J. Dixon
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frozen pineapple juice concentrate, thawed and undiluted
apple cider vinegar
minced garlic, or to taste
grated fresh ginger root
hot pepper sauce, or to taste
This is a pretty good marinade for chicken. I couldn't understand why you would use undiluted pinapple juice concentrate and then add a whole cup of water so I just left out the water and used regular pineapple juice from a can with pinapple chucks. I used low sodium soy sauce, 2 tsp. of minced garlic, 1 tsp. of ginger and 2 tsp. of Frank's red hot. I also added 2 Tbsp. of veg. oil. I cut up boneless chicken breasts into thick chunks for kabobs and let it marinate for over 24 hours. I grilled them with red and green peppers, onions, and cherry tomatoes. The chicken was moist and quite good, but the marinade needs something - brown sugar for a little more sweetness or red pepper flakes for a little more kick....
I just tried this recipe on a family grilled chuck recipe we have used for years - it is outstanding.
I love bourbon so I thought this might be a winner. Sadly, it was a missing something. I thought the pineapple concentrate might make it sweet enough, but it still lacked any sweetness and not much flavor overall after marinating half of a chicken for 24 hours. On to another marinade :)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Kentucky Bourbon Marinade
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: < 1
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