I think that there is definitely an art to marinades. I’m still learning that particular art. I recently purchased the highly acclaimed Modernist Cuisine book set. It’s massive and filled with information–extremely useful information. I’m only on the second book about 1000 pages into this probably 7000 page set, and the information that I’ve learned has completely changed the way that I view cooking. This set is amazing! If you’re interested in the how’s and why’s of cooking, from a scientific perspective—then you want this set. If you can save the $550 plus dollars it costs to buy this book set then I highly recommend it. Or just stay tuned to my blog, lot’s of changes are coming. Not to mention appliances. One is the immersion circulator that I’ve been wanting for years. Another is a vacuum chamber sealer. I returned my Food saver in preparation for this machine. This machine makes marination super easy, and effective. It sucks out all of the air in the chamber and compresses everything in it. Thus making pickles in a matter of minutes, and infusing steak or chicken and fish with marinades in minutes. Long gone will be my days of marinating anything over night. I’m really excited for my vacuum chamber to arrive. Not having my Food Saver or a vacuum machine has been torture, but life goes on. This particular marinade is a mixture of dry and wet ingredients. It’s really delicious, and so flavorful, that it doesn’t need more than a few minutes to flavor the chicken–gotta love a quick marinade with no fancy equipment.
1 teaspoon of onion powder
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 tablespoon of lime juice
1 lb of skinless boneless chicken thighs, cubed into one inch pieces
Sea salt and black pepper to taste
Directions: Add the onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, olive oil and lime juice to a small bowl and mix well.
Season the chicken generously with sea salt and black pepper, add it to a large bowl. Add the marinade paste to the chicken then toss well to cover the chicken with the marinade.
Place chicken on skewers and grill cooking until chicken is cooked through about 10-12 minutes. Serve and enjoy!