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Kentucky Bourbon Marinade

Kentucky Bourbon Marinade

J. E. Dixon

"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."
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5 m servings 36 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Calories:
  • 36 kcal
  • 2%
  • Fat:
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.2g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 409 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  • Prep

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  1. In a glass or ceramic bowl, stir together the bourbon, pineapple juice concentrate, soy sauce, cider vinegar, water, garlic, ginger, and hot pepper sauce. Add desired meat to dish and turn to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator before grilling as desired. Discard marinade after using.


  • Marinating times for meats
  • Beef: 8 hours; Chicken: 24 hours; Pork: 12 hours or longer. Turn meat over occasionally for even marinating. Meat will take on a caramel colored blush.

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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 ...

If you ONLY follow the recipe . . . you'll be disappointed. This is the BASIC INGEDIENT list! GET CREATIVE . . . Want more Garlic, Ginger, HEAT, Bourbon . . . JUST ADD IT! It's YOUR marinade! ...

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 m...

Followed another reviewers suggestions and omitted water and used pineapple juice. My family does not care for pork loved this recipe. Will be making again

It was an excellent marinade. Instead of pineapple juice, I used orange juice. It made the chicken with an orange flavor. I used Buffalo Trace Bourbon which enhanced the flavor. I am going to Br...

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