Just because The Be Better Challenge is over, doesn’t mean we’re going off the deep end and eating fried chicken and ramen noodles for every meal! No way, we’re sticking to our healthy eating habits and growing the Be Better Cookbook over here at Jersey Devil CrossFit!
This recipe is a homerun in the world of meal prep marinades. It’s juicy, flavorful, and clean. No processed foods, no added sugars. That’s why we love it.
We use chicken tenders because they’re small enough so that the marinade gets to cover as much chicken as possible and they are so easy to throw on the grill and cook up in no time!
1 family pack chicken tenders
1.5 tbsp dried oregano (or 3 tbsp fresh)
1 tbsp minced garlic
3 tbsp olive oil
juice of 1 large lemon
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tbsp dried parsley (or 2 tbsp fresh)
1/4-1/2 tsp crushed red pepper (depending on how much kick you like)
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
In a large seal-able ziplock bag, add chicken and all of your ingredients. Seal and shake it all up so that the marinade is well distributed all over the chicken. Put the bag in the refrigerator and let chicken marinate for at least 30 minutes.
Preheat your grill. Grill your chicken on medium high heat, flipping half way through, until cooked through and juices run clear. Since the tenders are thin, these don’t take long to cook at all.
Remove from the grill and serve with rice and grilled vegetables or over a big salad!
*Marinate chicken for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight.
*If you’re going to do skewers: Marinate your cut up chicken cubes first for at least 30 minutes, then slide onto your skewers and grill until cooked through!
Recipe adapted from Chef De Home