Recipe: Garlic & Lemon Marinade for Chicken

First off, happy new year to everyone!

This new year led to me cooking for several which I always enjoy, don’t often get to cook but when I do I always cook everything from scratch. This year I decided on chicken kebabs with a variety of marinades. One especially went down a storm, Garlic and Lemon, so I thought I’d share.

Other marinades I made were Souvlaki and Chilli tomato

This gave me enough for roughly 500ml of marinade, but I only used half the remainder being devoured as a dipping sauce.

  • 1 zested and juiced lemon
  • 500ml Greek Yoghurt
  • 1 bulb garlic
  • 4 tablespoons chopped pickled jalapeno
  • 2 tablespoons chopped oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Put all but the chilli’s into a small blender and give it a good spin, adding the chilli’s in afterwards followed by a short blend, a quick go will leave the chunks for the dipping sauce if you are so inclined, either way thats all there is to it.

Pour over some chicken, I had roughly 2 breasts chopped into kebab size chunks, mix in well and leave in the fridge for at least 2 hours. After marinading you can grill or oven bake the chicken, I’ll leave this up to you.