I will usually buy chicken and beef in bulk for two reasons: it’s cheaper and I don’t have to go to the grocery store every day. I try to do it over the weekend because then I can portion and marinate all the meat at once. I usually make a few different marinades and freeze the meat I won’t use in the next two days. Freezing the meat in a marinade not only saves you time over the week but it also makes the meat super moist and taste delicious, especially chicken breasts. I really was not a fan of white meat, but it’s healthier for you so I had to find a way to make it taste good. I usually will make one yogurt marinade for the chicken breast to make my greek inspired chicken pitas out of. Below is the recipe I use to make it.
- Plain Yogurt
- Chopped Garlic
- Spanish Paprika
- Olive Oil
- Black Pepper
I never measure the ingredients when I make marinades because it varies of how much meat you are using. I make the sauce first so that I can taste it and adjust to my liking. You might really like garlic so you will put lots of that in there, but then you might not, so you would only put a little bit. Sauces and marinades are just one of those things you have to constantly taste to get right. Combine all the ingredients and marinate your chicken at least 8 hours to get it to be super moist.
*In general if you start with a 1lb of yogurt you will be able to marinate 4 chicken breasts.