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Apple Cider Chicken Marinade

Apple Cider Chicken Marinade

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Ready In

    10 m


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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  • Calories:
  • 211 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 18.8 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 3.3g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 296 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  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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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!




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!




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.

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