The Best Chicken Marinade/Sauce Ever!

Marinade on the Chicken Wings

I stumbled on to this marinade while trying to come up with some way to freshen up my usual chicken grilling treatments. You know barbecued, lemon butter, garlic butter etc., etc………

I stared out with Garlic Butter because it is one of my favorites. Then I said to myself, “what else do I really like?” I came up with Tabasco, white wine, Jalapenos, season salt, season pepper and a little bit of Basil. Mixed them all together, threw it on the chicken and let it set for awhile.

Prep Time: 15 min.

Marinade Time: 2 to 24 hours, depends on the hotness you like.

I threw the chicken, usually boneless, skinless breasts, on a medium to high grill till done. I then placed the chicken on the table and started to dig in, after a few chews I said ” Holy Crap, this is the best chicken I’ve ever eaten.” The rest, as they say, is history. So without further ado, here is the recipe.

3 /4 stick of BUTTER, 1/2 cup when melted
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 cup Tabasco
2 Tbls Lawry’s Season Pepper
1 Tbls Lawry’s Season Salt (reduce if using salted butter)
3 Tbls Granulated Garlic (NOT Garlic salt)
8 to 10 mild Jalapeno slices (3 to 4 of the Hot variety it should say on the jar or can)
1/4 tsp ground Basil

Combine the butter and wine in a microwave safe container, I use a Pyrex 2 cup measuring cup. Place in microwave and heat till better melts.

Butter and Wine

Add the Tabasco. I think it’s about 60 to 70 dashes. You can remove the plastic top to pour it out, just be doubly sure to put it back on properly or you may be sorry the next time you use it.

Tabasco Added

Add the seasonings and Jalapeño slices, just throw the slices in the stick blender will take care of them.

Marinade Ready to blend

Move the whole mess to a larger bowl or the Stick blender will make quite a mess, believe me I know. Place the stick blender in the mixer and combine on the high setting. Mix thoroughly for 1 to 2 minutes or until the mixture does not separate. You can use a blender if you don’t have a stick blender.

Make sure the mixture is still relatively warm or it won’t mix well. If need be just reheat it in the microwave.

It should look like this:

Throw it on the chicken, I’m trying it on some wings for the my Super Bowl party, and let it marinate for a couple of hours.

Marinade on the Chicken Wings

The longer it marinates the hotter it gets. Even if you let it marinade over night it really never get too hot. Well at least not for me.

I am cooking 6 pounds of chicken wing with this recipe. I cooked them on a medium fire for about a 1/2 hour or until the internal temperature is at least 160 degrees. Cook them only till done other wise they tend to dry out, just like anything that gets over cooked.

Unfortunately the game started and I forgot to take a picture of the the finished product. But let me tell you, they where great!

I know that this recipe sounds like it is really hot. With a 1/2 cup Tabasco in the recipe, it seems like you couldn’t even pick them up let alone eat them. But they have just the right level of heat. I’m not sure what does it, maybe the butter or it maybe the wine that mellows out the Tabasco. One thing I know for sure I rarely eat my chicken any other way.

Oh, one more thing; if you set a little of the marinade aside before you put the chicken in. It makes a great dipping sauce, or Buffalo style sauce. The grilled chicken is also great dipped in some ranch dressing.

Well that’s it for now, enjoy!.

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