Thursday, April 23, 2009

Turkey Marinade ...or chicken

Have I mentioned that my husband is a hunter? He is in fact a darn good hunter. My freezer is full of yummy, lean, wild, red meat and until this past week...a wild turkey. This turkey has been in my freezer for quite awhile and since he is hoping to bring another one home soon, I decided it was time to cook the one we had.

I got this recipe from my Mom and it is SO good! When I cooked this up for my husband he couldn't believe that it was his wild turkey we were eating! Of course, it is equally wonderful on chicken or turkey you buy at the grocery store:)

Turkey or Chicken Marinade


  • 1 can lemon lime soda (like sprite, or generic brand works too)
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil (I used canola oil)
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 t garlic powder

Directions: Combine all ingredients, add chicken or turkey pieces, cover and refrigerate 1-2 hours or overnight. Discard marinade, grill chicken over hot coals or on your BBQ grill.

*I like to reserve a little of the marinade before I add the meat to brush the meat with as it cooks. The meat is SO moist and SO flavorful!!

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  1. Yummm, I can't wait to try this!!!

  2. Ooooo, this recipe for the marinade sounds wonderful. I'm not sure... are you from the south? We marinade our Christmas hams in a plastic container of Coke or Dr Pepper!

  3. This sauce would go great with shrimp too, shells on and over the grill.


    And yes, where are you from??

    J&J DISH

  4. This would be great with shrimp!! I am from Southern Utah and now live in Eastern Arizona, in the white mountains:)

    The ham marinated in Dr Pepper sounds wonderful!!

  5. What a great sounding marinade. I've used soda on pork chops, but never chicken or turkey.

  6. Does this work for a smoker too?


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