Marinating Chicken on a Paleo Diet For Smoking
A good marinade can enhance the flavor and tenderness of smoked chicken. There are many Paleo-friendly marinades that can be used on your next grilling session.
If you are a meal prepper, these marinades can even be frozen! For maximum storage, be sure to use a sealable plastic bag.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar Marinade
Paleo is a diet centered on eating whole, unprocessed foods. It’s a popular choice for those looking to lose weight while staying healthy.
If you’re cooking chicken for a crowd, you can marinate it in a delicious apple cider vinegar marinade that’s Paleo-friendly. It’s full of flavor, and it makes your chicken juicy and tender while grilling.
It’s easy to make and you can add anything from garlic and ginger to thyme and rosemary for added spice. It’s also super versatile, so you can use it for chicken, beef, pork or even vegetables!
Besides being tasty and versatile, apple cider vinegar is known to help promote weight loss, control cholesterol, and reduce sugar levels. You can also use it as a skincare product for oily skin, acne, and photo-aged skin.
2. Honey Garlic Marinade
If you’re looking for a way to add more flavor and protein to your Paleo diet, try marinating chicken with some of these sweet-and-savory marinades. They’re easy to make and use only a few pantry ingredients you likely have on hand.
One of the best things about making your own marinade is that you get to control how much salt, sugar and preservatives are added. Plus, it’s a lot cheaper to make your own than buying commercial marinades from the store.
This honey garlic marinade is Paleo-friendly for smoking chicken and can be made in advance, too! You can even freeze it for later, which is a great idea if you’re cooking a lot of chicken for your family.
3. Thai Ginger Marinade
One of the best marinades for smoking chicken is this Thai ginger marinade. It is easy to make and is packed full of flavor for a super satisfying meal!
For this recipe, you’ll need lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and lots of spices. The result is a tangy, sweet, and fresh chicken that tastes great both on the grill or in the oven!
You can make this marinade up to 24 hours in advance, then just refrigerate until you’re ready to cook your chicken. I recommend using a gallon-sized zip-top freezer bag, because it helps keep the marinade snug around your chicken and makes cleanup easier!
4. Sweet Chili Marinade
Marinating chicken on a Paleo diet is an easy way to keep it fresh and flavorful. However, you need to make sure the marinade is stored properly to keep it safe from bacteria.
One of my favorite ways to add flavor to chicken is with a sweet chili marinade. This marinade is perfect for grilled chicken, steak, and tacos!
This easy and healthy marinade is keto, paleo, and Whole30-friendly. It’s made with common pantry staples, making it a great addition to your meal prep routine.
To prepare the marinade, whisk together garlic powder, lime juice, olive oil, chili powder, pepper, and salt. Then, add chicken. Seal the bowl or bag and let it marinate for up to 24 hours. It’s also freezer-safe.
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