Sweet Chilli Marinade for Chicken [Paleo, REBOOT, Gluten free, Grain free, Dairy free]

Don’t give up on juicy grills in delicious marinades – just adapt and make your own to be paleo/Reboot friendly. Time to pimp your poultry! 

Walking through supermarket meat aisles and butchery section, you’re guaranteed to see succulent meats marinating in some equally delicious looking sauces. However, if you’ve chosen to do things the healthier way, you’ll ask for the ingredients and chances are – sugar will have made its way into that awesome sauce.  

Now, after watching That Sugar Film, I know that the term sugar is far reaching so when I mention it here, I’m talking about table sugar, the added sugar that makes food sweet, and not naturally occurring sugars in foods. The ‘sweet’ in sweet chilli has to come from somewhere and I’m using dates so that it’s Reboot friendly. You could of course use raw honey if you’d prefer.  

Recipe for Sweet Chilli Marinade

Yield: 3/4 cup

Total time: 5 minutes (2-3 hours for soaking the dates)

What you need

3 dried red chillies

1 tspn ginger/garlic paste

1 tspn mustard powder

4 dates, pitted and soaked in water or 4 tblspns date paste 

1/3 cup olive oil 

Salt and pepper to taste 

1/4 cup water from soaking the dates 

What you need to do

1. Add all ingredients to a blender, and blend! 

It’s quick and easy, and utterly scrumptious. I used this on chicken and the aroma as the chicken cooks was mouthwatering. 

Chicken marinating in sweet chilli sauce

There are numerous store bought marinades out there but they also come with a list of ingredients that you don’t necessarily want. Do it the easy way – make it yourself and be certain that it’s all clean 😉 

 Serve with a cooling salad for a glorious summer dish. 


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