This low carb chicken marinade for grilling is quick and easy to make. Just whisk ingredients together then let chicken sit in marinade for an hour or more.
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I used to use prepared salad dressing to marinate chicken before I realized many dressings add cheaper oils like soybean oil. That’s when I decided I better start making my own low carb chicken marinade for grilling. This is a basic recipe I’ve been using for cooking chicken pieces on the grill.
Now that grilling season is in full swing, I need to come up with a few more grill recipes. Looking back through the archives, I realized that I don’t have any grill specific recipes for summer. I’ve always just sprinkled seasonings on meat or used ready made marinades. Not very exciting at all.
My husband picked up a huge box of chicken legs for less than 60 cents a pound. I marinated ten of the chicken legs with this chicken marinade and still had enough leftover to brush on while grilling.
I’m used to grilling boneless chicken on the grill as I rarely buy whole pieces so I ended up buying a meat thermometer for the grill. I always have trouble determining when large pieces of chicken are fully cooked on the grill and in the past, I’ve been known to serve chicken that was a bit red or pink in the center.
I still have a lot of chicken legs left in the freezer so I need to find some new marinades as we just love the taste of chicken cooked on the grill. My husband has requested a chili lime marinade that his friend made last weekend. Of course it would be easier to just ask for the recipe, but I’ll see if I can come up with something similar.
I usually marinate meat using large gallon size plastic zipper bags. I needed two large bags for this recipe as I was marinating ten whole chicken legs cut in thighs and drumsticks.
In recent months, I’ve been eating more chicken legs and wings instead of the skinless and boneless breast meat I used to eat. This has helped me up the fat on my low carb diet. It’s really important to make sure you get adequate fat while cutting carbs and when I first started on this way of life, I was so conditioned that fat was bad that I continued with lower fat food choices.
Next time I grill the chicken legs, I’m going to cut the thigh pieces smaller. It took a super long time to cook the whole thighs. I don’t remember exactly how long it took, but it was long enough that all the drumsticks got eaten first. I guess I need a little more practice cooking on the grill.
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Chicken Marinade for Grilling
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- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup liquid aminios or soy sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon stevia concentrated powder see note
- 1/4 teaspoon monk fruit liquid extract see note
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- Whisk all ingredients together in small bowl.
- Pour marinade over chicken in large plastic zipper bags.
- Allow chicken to marinate for at least an hour.
- Brush leftover marinade on chicken during grilling.
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