Throw together this easy chicken marinade recipe in minutes. The sweetness of 7UP combined with the salty soy sauce and tangy horseradish add flavor and moisture to your chicken. A great marinade has more than one taste profile, and this one has a few. It creates chicken that’s delicious on its own or added to stir-fries, tacos, pasta dishes, and more.
While meats and vegetables taste great on their own or with a sprinkling of salt and pepper, a marinade always brings out the best in them. A marinade often contains herbs, spices, oils, and other ingredients that start to soak into the meat the longer it sits. A marinade also works to break down the meat, often making it more tender and juicy than it might be on its own. While you can quick-marinate food, ideally meat will soak in a marinade for several hours or overnight for maximum flavor.