I’m always trying different flavor combinations for marinating chicken breasts when smoking them. I’ve used orange juice on pork and beef, and decided to see how it would be on chicken.
I kept it nice and simple by using just a few ingredients. The Soy sauce adds some saltiness to it, and the garlic adds, well, garlic flavor, which is my favorite!
This turned out way better than I hoped. I believe I found my new #1 favorite chicken marinade for smoked chicken breasts.
Orange ~ Garlic Poultry Marinade
- 2 cups frozen concentrate orange juice (no water added)
- 1/2 cup Soy Sauce
- 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
- Rinse and remove the skin and excess fat from the chicken breasts. Put them into a plastic bag and set aside.
- Mix the marinade ingredients together. (Remember, do not add water to the orange juice!). Pour the marinade over the chicken breasts inside the plastic bag, remove the excess air and seal tight. Place in a bowl in case of leakage, and refrigerate for 8 hours or over night.