There’s a reason that “tastes like chicken” isn’t usually a compliment: chicken without sauce or seasoning isn’t exciting. I don’t like to spend too much time working on meals(or rather, I don’t have too much time to spend working on meals), so this marinade is perfect for me. It’s 3-ingredients, takes no time to put together, and with a little patience makes the food taste incredible. The smell and flavor reminded me of a teriyaki sauce but with a New England twist. And no one will call your chicken bland ever again.
Maple-Soy Marinated Chicken Breasts
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 juiced lemon(about 2 tablespoons of juice)
- 1lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Start by collecting all the marinade ingredients into a thin deep container or a Ziploc bag.
Add in the chicken and let it marinade for at least 3 hours or up to 48 hours(I let mine sit for 24 hours).
Drain the excess marinade from the chicken before cooking.
To roast, preheat an oven to 350 degrees and bake for 60 minutes. Then remove the chicken from the oven and let it sit at room temperature for 10 minutes to rest.
To grill, coat the grill pan with some cooking oil. Cook the breasts for about 6-8 minutes on both sides until the center has cooked through.
I recommend serving this with something like rice or spinach to absorb the juice for the chicken because it adds some unreal flavor. I know I’ll be making this again and again because I always have maple syrup and soy sauce on hand. You could also use this marinade for anything from pork to seitan to tofu.