Chinese-ish Chicken Marinade

Marinades are wonderful. Not only do I love them for their ease in preparation but they provide a wonderfully delectable meal. It’s so nice to be able to prepare your meal the night before, while you’re preparing that evening’s meal…and it will be ready to pop in the oven the next night without further work.


This marinade that I want to share with you is newly discovered in our home. When I was trying to come up with a way to describe it to you, the best way I know how is “Chinese-ish.” It certainly has a bit of a Chinese flair to it but it isn’t overtly Chinese tasting. All I can say is that you should try it! We certainly enjoy it in our home (even as picky as Jon and I are).

The ingredients are pretty simple, and you probably have most, if not all, sitting in your kitchen right now:

  • 1/4 cup of oil
  • 1/4 cup of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of catsup
  • 1 tablespoon of vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced

Let it marinade for a few hours, up to 24 hours and then cook any way that you choose. I baked mine in the oven in a casserole dish (with the marinade) at 375 for about 35 minutes. When done, I served it over rice and topped it with some of the juice. Yum!