Red Wine Chicken Marinade With Worcestershire Sauce

Sabrina S. Baksh/ Regarding BBQ, Inc.
  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: Makes 2 1/2 cups (serves 16)
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This red wine marinade is good on anything from chicken breast to chicken thighs. You can also use it as a basting sauce for rotisserie chicken or even on grilled turkey breasts. The beauty of this marinade is that it can also be used as a serving sauce.  See instructions for more information.

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups/475 mL dry red wine
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL
  • olive oil
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL soy sauce
  • 4 scallions, sliced
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL
  • brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL
  • fresh ginger, grated

How to Make It

1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Let boil for 1 minute, reduce heat and simmer for additional 8-10 minutes. Remove from and let cool completely before using. If making ahead of time, marinade may be stored in the refrigerator for no more than one week. Marinade chicken in mixture for 4-12 hours.

2. For sauce option, follow the above instructions only simmer the sauce over medium-low heat for 15 minutes.

 Thicken mixture with 2 tablespoons/30 mL water and 2 teaspoons/10 mL cornstarch.  Turn up the heat to medium high and bring to a heavy simmer.  Add cornstarch to sauce and using whisk, stir together for 20-30 seconds until cornstarch has activated.  The sauce will be slightly thickened and able to coat the back of a spoon.  Remove from heat and use on cooked chicken and turkey.