Sauces, Marinades, Salad Dressings and Gravies


Lemon-Herb Marinade for Poultry


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Zest from one lemon, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons maple butter (try specialty food markets)
  • 4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


  1. Add oil, zest, maple butter, lemon juice, garlic, parsley, thyme, salt, and pepper to a sealable plastic bag or medium bowl and whisk until completely blended.
  2. Add your meat to the marinade in bag or bowl (about 2 to 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves) and marinate in the refrigerator for about 6 hours (or up to 24 hours).
  3. Remove chicken from the marinade and grill or broil as desired.

About 1/2 cup of marinade (enough for 2 to 4 chicken breasts)

Nutritional Information:
Per tablespoon of marinade: 34 calories, 0 g protein, 5 g carbohydrate, 1.7 g fat, 0.2 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 0 g fiber, 67 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 45%.

© 2006 Elaine Magee

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Last Editorial Review: 10/9/2006