A few weekends ago, the Kelly clan packed up and went to Nashville and Franklin, Tennessee for the weekend. The weekend was filled with lots of family quality time, a decent amount of wildlife (the house we rented was on a few acres of land) and phenomenal food. We went to both the Franklin and Nashville Farmers Markets. Those were great, I love farmers markets. Who doesn’t?
Believe it or not I do have a recipe for you all today. Brown Sugar Ginger Marinade.
I was very unsure about this brown sugar ginger marinade when I was throwing everything together. I put all the ingredients in a Ziplock baggie, threw the uncooked chicken in it, marinated it for 24 hours and hoped for the best. Could anything go wrong if you marinate for 24 hours, though?
You can definitely taste the brown sugar in this marinade. This has a perfect balance of sweet and savory. To off balance the sweetness of the brown sugar, I added in some ginger. I also added in some red pepper flakes to give it a little kick. Because the combo of sweet and spicy is a classic and you can never go wrong combining those two flavors.
Personally, I used Worcestershire sauce instead of soy sauce. However, you could very easily use soy sauce in this instead of the Worcestershire (try saying that ten times fast, or just once) sauce.
I paired my grilled chicken with some grilled corn. I personally throw some Weber Steak n Chop seasoning on my grilled corn. It may sound strange, but it is a game changer in the corn on the cob game