Christian's Killer BBQ and Grill Marinade Recipe -
Christian's Killer BBQ and Grill Marinade Recipe
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Christian's Killer BBQ and Grill Marinade

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"This marinade has developed over some time. Now it's perfect. If I change something it's not as good. It's perfect on all meats, and gives that wonderful taste you get sometimes when served professionally prepared grilled and BBQ'ed food. With this one it's 'always' though! This marinade stores well."

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

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Place oil, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, honey, molasses, whiskey, seasoning salt, salt-free seasoning blend, garlic powder, ginger, browning sauce, mustard, and liquid smoke in a resealable container or bottle, and shake well. Store marinade in refrigerator until ready to use.
  2. Bring marinade to room temperature and shake well before each use.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 03, 2009

This is a killer marinade - absolutely loved it and it was worth the effort! I cut the recipe in half, but still kept the liquid smoke at 1 Tbsp. I used italian seasoning for the salt free seasoning, dijon for the prepared mustard and minced garlic instead of garlic powder. I marinated chicken thighs and drumsticks for a day and a half. The chicken was very moist, full of flavor and had a rich caramel color coming off the grill.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

Iused it for beef K bobs and dinner guests. It was a great hit. Ihave then used it on Chicken breast on the grill and they were good. This takes a lot of stuff but was worth the trouble. I'll use it again this weekend

Jul 28, 2004

This is wonderful! We really like it for chicken; we marinate whole chickens for a day and then set them on a half full can of beer on the barbeque (indirect method). My WHOLE family (husband, kids and grandkids) and our friends just love what we now call "Beer Butt Chicken" and this marinade recipe makes it!

Jun 08, 2004

I used this on Halibut and veggies on the grill and it was great. I will be using this alot this summer. I did not have whiskey on hand. I used Italian seasoning for the salt-free and Lawry's for the seasoned salt.

Aug 14, 2009

I made this marinade for chicken while camping. I followed the recipe, w/the exception of omitting browning sauce, simply because I didn't have any. These were a nice tasting kabob. I didn't LOVE them (there was a flavor I didn't really care for; I think, perhaps, the *alcohol* taste from the whiskey?), but will perhaps, make them again if I'm looking to mix things up. TY for an interesting recipe!

Jan 21, 2006

I was actually searching gluten free recipes and this one was included in the search. If you are gluten intolerant, make sure to read labels, as alot of these ingredients tend to not be gluten free.

Jun 18, 2004

Was pretty good. Left out the whiskey.

Jul 25, 2007

Delicious! We marinated a London Broil in this mixture for what turned out to be 2 days, and the flavor was wonderful. A tad on the sweet side for beef, so I added a few drops of hot sauce. I am dying to try this on chicken, exactly as written. I think the combination of ingredients would be absolutely perfect. Thanks so much, Christian!


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  • Calories
  • 118 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.9 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 8.3 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 969 mg
  • 39%

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

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