Dive into a world of flavour with our delicious marinade recipes for chicken! Elevate your chicken dishes with a medley of herbs, spices, and savoury blends. Whether you’re a kitchen expert or a newbie, these recipes offer endless possibilities for creating succulent, mouthwatering meals. From zesty citrus infusions to smoky BBQ delights, get ready to tantalise your taste buds and create culinary magic with our tried-and-true marinades.

Our Top Marinade Recipes For Chicken

Our sports bar in Milton Keynes is where the flavour party happens. We’ve got an array of mouthwatering marinade and flavour options for chicken and even vegan meats. It’s all about your taste buds, so you pick what suits you best! Swing by for a bite or snag our tantalising meals through our takeaway in Milton Keynes. Either way, you’re in for a flavour-packed treat that’ll leave you craving more!

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    Chicken Marinade Recipes

    Chicken marinades are like magical blends of herbs, spices, and sometimes liquid goodness that work wonders in turning your ordinary chicken into a succulent masterpiece bursting with flavour. With a boatload of marinade recipes out there, you’re the captain of your culinary destiny, customising your chicken to match your taste buds’ wildest dreams. Get started crafting your own irresistible, lip-smacking experience right in the cosy confines of your kitchen!

    BBQ Chicken Marinade Recipe

    Prepare for a flavour explosion that’s both ridiculously easy and unbelievably delicious with this super-simple BBQ chicken marinade recipe.

    It’s a combination of BBQ sauce, oil, garlic, soy sauce, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Just toss your chicken in this liquid gold and let it soak up the magic while you work your sides. Be prepared to be swept away by a tidal wave of succulent, tangy deliciousness as soon as you open that oven door. Trust us; this marinade is a game-changer that turns your chicken into a taste sensation you won’t soon forget.

    For a BBQ chicken flavour that’s even harder to forget, come on down to our sports bar in Milton Keynes and try our Smoky BBQ flavour, which is a total game-changer and available on any of our wing varieties. Brace yourself for a flavour journey that’ll transport you to BBQ bliss!rself for a flavour journey that’ll transport you to BBQ bliss!

    Smoky BBQ

    Jerk Chicken Marinade Recipe

    Witness the transformation of a handful of the freshest ingredients into a flavour tornado of massive proportions. Picture this: a medley of spring onions, garlic, white onion, zesty ginger, a daring selection of hot peppers, fragrant thyme, a dash of soy sauce, a splash of rice vinegar, the rich sweetness of brown sugar, and a symphony of spices including allspice, black pepper, and cinnamon.

    To finish off, add a squeeze of zesty orange juice and a zing of lemon and lime juice. Throw these sensational elements into your trusty blender, and watch as they whirl into a glorious, thick paste brimming with flavour. This recipe is the ultimate flavour journey, taking your taste buds on a rollercoaster ride of deliciousness that you’ll want to experience again and again.

    Chinese Chicken Marinade Recipe

    This traditional Chinese flavour marinade is guaranteed to catapult you into another dimension; its sweet, sticky flavours gloss the chicken in its magic and infuse it with its taste. Not only this, but it’s a breeze to whip up; combine soy sauce, golden honey, zesty cider vinegar, Chinese cooking oil, sesame oil and the power of crushed garlic into a bowl. Set aside some sauce, then pour the rest over your chicken, letting it soak in the flavorful masterpiece and allow the flavours to integrate into each other seamlessly.

    Lemon and Herb Chicken Marinade Recipe

    We’ve got your back for those times when the kitchen clock is ticking and you need a marinade that’s quick, effortless, and nourishing – introducing a zesty, full-flavoured, and tangy recipe that works its magic in no time.

    This marinade infuses your chicken with the delightful essence of aromatic herbs and the zing of lemon juice, resulting in a sweet-tangy taste that’s satisfying yet light on the tummy. To infuse moisture and succulence, drizzle in some olive oil and zest the vibrant yellow skin of a lemon, making sure to avoid the bitter white part. Squeeze in half a lemon’s juice, and add in a crushed garlic clove or a dollop of garlic paste for a hint of garlicky goodness.

    This quick-fix marinade proves you don’t need hours to whip up something delicious. For another perfect example of a gorgeous lemon-flavoured chicken, take a trip to our restaurants in Milton Keynes and have a try of our Lemon & Pepper flavour for a taste sensation!

    Peri Peri Chicken Marinade Recipe

    Ignite your taste buds with an explosion of spice by diving into our electrifying peri chicken marinade recipe. Gather your ingredients and a blender and toss in some chopped ginger for that zesty kick and a generous handful of 10-12 garlic cloves. Then comes the red onion, a red pepper, fiery serrano chillies, a daring naga chilli, and the refreshing zest of a lemon. Don’t forget a pinch of sugar to balance the fiery goodness.

    For that iconic peri peri punch, bring in the dynamic duo of soy sauce and tomato ketchup. Blend this until it transforms into a smooth, velvety paste that’s as bold as it is beautiful. Immerse your chicken in this concoction, ensuring every nook and cranny is coated with its magic. Your taste buds are in for a wild ride, and they’re going to love every second of it!

    Mango and Lime Chicken Marinade Recipe

    Welcome a taste of perfection into your home with this tantalising mango and lime chicken recipe that’s practically begging to be on your plate. This marinade comes together quicker than you can snap a blender lid shut, making it a must-try addition to your culinary repertoire.

    Mango’s natural sweetness is balanced with the zing of lime and a splash of fish sauce for some salty allure. Add some siracha for a gentle kick of heat, garlic for a punch of flavour and brown sugar to caramelise and thicken the marinade. Let’s not forget the umami, that secret ingredient that adds a layer of richness to the mix. So, gather your ingredients, blend away, and let your chicken bask in the glory of this phenomenal flavour creation.

    For another captivating mango experience, order our Mango Habanero chicken wing flavour from our takeaway in Milton Keynes and treat yourself to a sensation that’s as impressive as it is delicious!

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    How To Marinate Chicken

    You can marinate your chicken in two ways: in a wet mixture or dry with spices. Let’s delve into both techniques for marinating your chicken:

    How To Marinate Chicken In A Wet Marinade

    For wet marination, place your chicken in a spacious, shallow glass bowl or for a more convenient option, place the chicken inside a generously sized zip-lock bag, which you can then set within a bowl for stability. One of our best tips for marinating with any wet marinade is to poke holes into the chicken with a fork; this will help to soak up all the moisture and create a burst of flavour throughout the chicken.

    Pour your homemade marinade into the bag and securely seal it. Gently move the bag around to coat the chicken in the marinade thoroughly, and once covered, allow this captivating concoction to meld by refrigerating it. To distribute flavours, use tongs to rotate the chicken within the bag occasionally. Once the marination process is complete, use tongs to extract the chicken from the marinade.

    Dispose of any remaining marinade that has come into contact with the chicken, as it has fulfilled its flavourful purpose.

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    How To Marinate Chicken In A Dry Marinade

    A dry marinade is similar to a wet marinade, except minus the liquid. This typically employs dry herbs and spices to grace the chicken’s outer layer rather than infuse it. This method seals the moisture in and amplifies flavour!

    For this, combine your chosen dry rub ingredients, including cayenne pepper, garlic powder, chilli flakes, cumin, paprika, thyme, and more.
    Use paper towels to dry the surface of the chicken, and then coat the chicken’s exterior with a dry rub. With clean hands, massage the spices into the chicken. It’s a technique that results in a tantalising sensation that will captivate the senses.

    Lemon And Pepper Wings

    How Long Can You Marinate Chicken?

    Many different people may tell you different rules that they abide by when it comes to marinating chicken; however, ours comes from our experts at our sports bar in Milton Keynes, a wealth of knowledge and experience!

    For the perfected bone-in marinated chicken, we recommend giving it about 5 to 6 hours in the fridge for the best flavour and texture; however, if you want to quickly whip up a delicious meal, anything up from 10 minutes will work just as well!

    For boneless, we recommend leaving the chicken for up to 2 hours because, past this and the past 12 hours for bone-in chicken, the meat can become broken down by the acid in the marinade and breaks down the meaty fibres, causing it to go overly soft and mushy.

    Remember always to marinate your chicken in the fridge, as leaving it at room temperature can allow dangerous bacteria to grow, which can lead to foodborne illnesses.

    Spicy Wings

    How To Cook Chicken In Marinade

    When it comes to cooking your marinated chicken, the possibilities are plenty – choose the method that best suits your taste. Whether you opt for baking, grilling, or roasting, you’ll end up with a satisfying, warm, and delectable meal. These methods ensure your chicken is thoroughly cooked while preserving its juiciness and the tantalising flavour that’s simply irresistible.


    For the ultimate baking method, kick things off by preheating your oven to around 175 degrees celsius. Next, position your marinated chicken on a lightly greased baking dish, creating the canvas for deliciousness. Now, it’s time to let the magic happen. Pop your dish into the oven and bake your chicken for the appropriate duration, which will hinge on the chicken’s weight and cut. For instance, chicken breasts typically require a mere 20 to 30 minutes in the oven. Look for that internal temperature to hit about 73 degrees celsius. But it’s not just about the science – you’ll also notice a stunning golden-brown crust forming on the outside. And if you’re lucky, an irresistible smattering of charred bits on the skin and marinade!


    If you’re planning a barbecue and want to grill your chicken to give it a smoky, robust flavour, then grilling is the way forward. Begin by preheating your grill, giving it time to reach the ideal temperature. Lay a protective layer of aluminium foil over the cooking rack. This foil is about to become your best friend – lightly spritz it with nonstick olive oil. This simple trick ensures your chicken maintains its integrity, both meat and skin, preventing any sticky situations.

    Place your marinated chicken onto the cooking rack once your grill is heated to the right point. Seal the deal by closing the lid of your grill, creating the perfect environment for smoky magic to unfold. As your chicken cooks, remember to give it a turn every four minutes, allowing every angle to embrace the smoky transformation.

    Keep a watchful eye on the process. When your chicken reaches the pinnacle of smoky perfection – a beautiful brown hue on the outside and an internal temperature of 73 degrees celsius – you’ll know it’s time to indulge in your culinary creation. Consider this technique “Wing Kingz approved”!


    Roasting marinated chicken takes a bit more effort, but the taste is totally worth it. Here’s how to make it happen:

    Start by preheating your oven to around 162 degrees celsius. Grab a roasting dish and give your marinated chicken a comfy spot. Cover it up with some foil to keep the goodness locked in. Now, let the oven do its thing. Leave the chicken cosy and cook for about 30 minutes. When that time’s up, it’s showtime. Take off the foil and grab your leftover marinade like a champ. Baste that chicken like you mean it – the more flavour, the merrier.

    Now, back into the oven without the foil. This is where patience becomes a virtue. Give it one to two hours to work its magic, but don’t forget to play the hero and baste every 20 to 30 minutes, as that’s the secret to crispy, juicy goodness.

    When it’s finally time to dig in, the rewards are massive. The marinade has done its thing, wrapping your chicken in a crispy skin. It’s a taste explosion that’ll have you coming back for seconds. So roll up your sleeves and get ready for some finger-licking deliciousness!

    Perfected Chicken At Your Fingertips

    So, there you have it – these mouthwatering marinades are just waiting to be turned into delicious dishes that’ll have you smiling from the first bite. If cooking’s not your jam, but you’re craving some seriously tasty chicken, we’ve got your back at our restaurants in Milton Keynes. Swing by and dive into any of our amazing chicken flavours. Whether you’re up for smoky BBQ goodness or a fiery Joker kick, we’ve got your taste buds covered! If you’re all about enjoying these flavour-packed creations in the cosy confines of your own home, no worries. Hit up our takeaway in Milton Keynes and treat yourself to the same fantastic taste right at home. Your cravings, your choice – that’s what we’re all about!