As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Savoring Summer {Week 1 ~ A Yummy Marinade for Chicken}

It had been a while since I had made this marinade. 

I used to make it often, but somehow, I had gotten lazy and relied on little envelopes of marinade mix that I picked up in the grocery aisle. But a couple of weeks ago, I remembered this recipe when I was planning to grill for Ron to grill some chicken tenders for our Sunday afternoon meal. 

When I separated the thawed tenders to marinate them on Sunday morning, it looked like a lot of chicken. Oh well, leftovers will be good on salads, I thought.

Guess what? There were NO leftovers! 

When it was time to clean up, there was only an empty platter. Even the grands had gone back for seconds. (If a food is not a dessert and the kids eat it up, I deem it a success!)

I think I'll leave those little packets of mixes on the grocery store shelves from now on and just take a few (very few) minutes to mix up my own marinade!


1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup cider vinegar
2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 egg, well beaten 

1. Put all ingredients in a gallon bag, seal securely, and slosh (fancy cooking term) bag around until ingredients look well mixed. 

2. Place chicken pieces/parts inside bag to marinate (OR pour marinade over chicken in a baking dish and cover). Allow to marinate in refrigerator for 4-6 hours, or even overnight. 

3. Remove chicken from marinade and grill until cooked through. (Grilling time will depend on the size of your chicken pieces and the temperature of your grill.)

Do you do a lot of grilling in the summer? Do you have a favorite marinade? 


  1. We are going to grill chicken tonight. I think I'll give this a try!

    Off to make the marinade!


  2. Ooh, that sounds good! Sounds like Thanksgiving. Yum! I've got chicken in the crockpot with some basil pesto and a little white wine. I'm hoping it will seem like a real meal to my hard-working better half. Thanks for your recipe!

  3. Mmmm...that chicken looks heavenly! Sounds like a tasty and simple marinade! Thank for sharing!

  4. Your chicken looks delish! I'll have to say, I've never made a marinade with an egg in it. We eat a lot of chicken at our home, so we'll have to give this a try. ♥

  5. That sounds good. I'm going to try it! You are off to a good start!

  6. Oh, that does look like a successful recipe! I must try it... SOON!

  7. That sounds real good. I'll have to pass this along to my daughter!
    We like to grill and smoke meat anytime of the year but it's a lot more pleasant to grill in good weather!

  8. The chicken tenders look mouthwatering! We love to grill, and like to do chicken very often. Your recipe certainly does look easy, and I have all the ingredients on hand, so I bookmarked it to make this week. Thanks for sharing!

  9. I just copied and pasted this to my WordPad. I will be trying this out pronto! Thanks, Cheryl!
    Oh, and my favorite marinade for beef steak is to sprinkle steaks with Cavender's seasoning and then cover steaks with Zesty Italian dressing and let set about 8 hours or overnight.

  10. That there were no leftovers is the highest recommendation. I seldom use marinades; however, I will try this one.

  11. Always looking for something new to try as we grill frequently. This sounds both easy and wonderful! I will definitely be giving this a try!

  12. I'm always looking for new marinades for chicken. This sounds good and comes with an excellent recommendation - no leftovers! The addition of an egg is interesting. Any idea what the purpose is?

  13. This is especially appealing to me because the ingredients are all things I have on hand. Often marinades require a lot of extras I need to run to the store for. Thanks!

  14. I popped back over to this post to let you know that we tried this recipe yesterday. It was REALLY good. It reminds me of one that my Dad used to use. I'll have to look his up to see how similar they are. Had the leftovers (I made sure to make enough for that purpose)for lunch today... even better!


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