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5 Quick, Tasty Marinades

Instead of buying premade sauces and marinades, try these tasty, quick marinades at your next cookout! If you’re tired of eating the same old chicken recipe, these marinades are a great way to add flavor to your meals with some pantry staples.

These marinades work with all kinds of protein and taste awesome baked or pan-fried too. You can make them ahead for meal prepping or to marinate and freeze until you are ready to cook. I like to marinate my protein the night before I cook to get as much flavor as possible in the protein.

Pro tip: For easy cleanup, I like to make my marinade in a ziploc bag and then add my chicken or pork in!

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5 Quick, Tasty Marinades



Cilantro Lime Marinade

1 Lime

1/2 cup of Cilantro

3 Garlic Cloves (Crushed)

1 tablespoon Olive Oil

1 teaspoon Salt

1 teaspoon Pepper

Spicy Gochujang Marinade

1/4 cup Gochujang (Spicy Korean Pepper Paste)

1 tablespoon Honey

2 Garlic (Crushed)

2 Green Onions

1 teaspoon Fish Sauce

2 teaspoon Sesame Oil

Teriyaki Marinade

1 tablespoon Low Sodium Soy Sauce

1 tablespoon Sake

1 tablespoon Mirin

1/2 teaspoon Ginger (Minced)

1 teaspoon Sugar

1 teaspoon Pepper

Chimichurri Marinade

2 cups Cilantro

1 cup Parsley

1/2 cup Olive Oil

1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar

3 Garlic Cloves (Sliced)

2 Shallots (Sliced)

1 teaspoon Salt

1/3 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes

Honey Garlic Marinade

3 Garlic Cloves (Minced)

2 tablespoon Soy Sauce

1/4 cup Honey

2 tablespoon Neutral Oil like vegetable or canola oil


  1. Add all ingredients into a gallon bag or container with 1 pound of your choice of protein. Cover and marinate for at least 30 minutes to an hour, up to a day.
  2. Grill and enjoy!