Once very couple of months a few of us get together and cook as much as we can in 4 or 5 hours and freeze some meals for ourselves. This time the theme was BBQ, so we froze boneless, skinless chicken thighs in this marinade and some pork tenderloin in a sate marinade. We also made pork/chicken teriyaki burgers, some peabutter sate sauce and some bourbon coffee bbq sauce. Not bad for an evening of wine consumption and hanging with some girl friends. I stumbled across this marinade recipe a few years ago on a site that no longer exists, and it has become a staple in our house. I often buy a giant package of boneless, skinless chicken thighs at Costco, quadruple this recipe and make nice little packages of marinated chicken for my freezer. This makes meal planning very simple. I have also used this with thin sliced steaks or as a stir fry marinade and sauce. Usually I boil down the marinade in a sauce pan while the chicken is on the bbq and then drizzle it over the stir fried bok choy and rice before serving. Trust me and try this one.
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup honey
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2 tsp Sambal Oelek (optional)
Stir together and marinate meat of choice at least 3 hours, up to overnight.
Note: The wine, soy sauce, and honey are key, everything else is bonus. Try with fresh ginger or chili flakes, green onions are nice, this base recipe is easily adjusted to suit your mood or pantry.