BBQ Chicken Marinade

Mix up this kid-friendly marinade, pop it in the freezer with 1 1/2 pounds of chicken and you'll have dinner ready to go on a busy week where there's no time for meal planning.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

2/3 cup ketchup

1 tablespoon light brown sugar 

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon paprika

1 clove garlic, grated

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. For the marinade: Combine the ketchup, sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire, cumin, paprika, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few turns of pepper in a large resealable plastic bag. Add 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts or 8 boneless skinless thighs (about 1 1/2 pounds), squeeze out the air, seal tightly and massage gently to coat the chicken with marinade. Refrigerate for 2 hours or freeze up to 1 month; defrost in the refrigerator overnight before cooking.
  2. To cook: Remove the chicken from the bag and grill over indirect heat, covered, until cooked through, lightly charred and an instant-read thermometer registers 165 degrees F, 20 to 25 minutes.