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Barbecue Chicken Marinade

Sherry, dry vermouth and a medley of herbs make for a robust mix of flavors in Barbecue Chicken Marinade from Recipe Source. While it's best to use good-quality sherry (a liquor you would drink), you may substitute a low-sodium cooking sherry. The chicken should only need a matter of hours to soak in this mixture, unlike other marinades that work best with meats soaked overnight. You can also use this barbecue marinade as a sauce to serve with grilled chicken or even as a baste. However, baste with caution: Vegetable oil in the mixture can combust when it comes in contact with your grill's hot coals.


  • 1 cup sherry
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Medium onion, minced
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon mixed herbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dry vermouth


Combine all ingredients, and marinate the chicken for about three hours before grilling.

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