Easy Marinades for Busy Mums

Anthony Goh

Anthony Goh, Executive Sous Chef at SATS Food Services Main Kitchen

Chef Anthony Goh is the Executive Sous Chef of SATS Food Services, and has travelled extensively to teach and cook. With 25 years of culinary expertise, some of his accolades include winning the FHA International Saloon Culinary in 2002, being part of the opening culinary production team for Hong Kong Disneyland in 2005 and leading menu planning for both the Youth Olympic Games and Singapore Grand Prix.

Facing a growing to-do list and a family who demands your care and attention? We’re not surprised if you don’t have the time to be creative with your meals. Because Sadia cares, here’s a list of quick and easy chicken marinades that go perfectly with 2kg of Sadia Chicken Boneless Leg Meat, which is available at an NTUC FairPrice store near you.

Spicy Cajun Rub: Perfect for the grill

Sadia Spicy Cajun Rub Recipe Tip

  • 1½ tablespoons paprika
  • 5½ teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons black peppercorns, ground
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1¼ tablespoons onion flakes or ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • ½ tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1¼ teaspoons salt

Mix and rub the ingredients all over the chicken. Leave to marinate until you’re ready to cook.

Rosemary, Garlic and Lemon Marinade: For lightly baked meals

Sadia Rosemary Garlic and Lemon Marinade Recipe Tip

  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, pounded
  • 12 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 10 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 lemons, halved, juiced and skin squashed
  • A pinch of ground black pepper

Mix and rub the ingredients all over the chicken. Leave to marinate until you’re ready to cook.

Fennel Seed, Thyme and Garlic Rub: The ultimate pan-fried flavour

Sadia Fennel Seed Thyme and Garlic Rub Recipe Tip

  • 3½ tablespoons fennel seeds
  • Good handfuls of fresh thyme leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 bay leaf, ripped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • A pinch of freshly ground black pepper

Mix and rub the ingredients all over the chicken. Leave to marinate until you’re ready to cook.

Food prep tip: To prepare multiple portions for the week, just scale up the quantities as needed, bag and freeze!

The best part is, putting a marinade together takes only 10 minutes, and you can set it aside in the fridge until it’s time to make dinner. If you’ve gained some inspirations or tips from trying these recipes, do share them with us!