Marinated Old Bay Chicken is a quick, easy way to fix a moist, flavorful entrée. It is always a hit whenever I make it.
Most of the meals I prepare are ones that don't take a lot of time. There are meals that I prepare that do take a good bit of time, but most of the everyday meals are fairly low effort. We are all busy and don't always have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen. The Marinated Old Bay Chicken is perfect for a busy day!
We don't eat out much or eat prepared foods, I usually cook. I usually prepare low-effort recipes. Recipes that can be altered slightly to make a dish with a different flavor are also appealing to me. Marinated Old Bay Chicken is a low-effort recipe that can be altered so you can have a dish with a different flavor.
The base for this chicken marinade is vegetable oil (or olive oil) with lemon juice then a blend of spices that give you the flavor that you desire. This particular recipe uses Old Bay Seasoning - a Marylander's favorite. Most people think of shrimp and crabs when you mention Old Bay, but it goes well with other foods, too. The oil and lemon juice base add moisture and acid to tenderize the chicken.
Don't marinate the chicken much longer than 30 minutes or the chicken may get over-tenderized, which can make the chicken seem a bit soft or mushy. To create your own amazing marinade, start with oil and lemon juice then add your favorite spices.
I hope you enjoy the Marinated Old Bay Chicken!
Old Bay Marinated Chicken
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons old bay seasoning
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Put the oil, lemon juice, Old Bay Seasoning, parsley, salt and pepper in a plastic zip close bag. Mix well.
- Add the chicken to bag, remove as much air as possible and seal bag. Using your hand through the bag, coat the chicken well in the marinade. Wrap the bag around the chicken so the marinade stays around the chicken. Marinade 30 minutes. Don't marinate much more than 30-minutes or your chicken could be over-tenderized.
- Preheat the oven to 375F.
- Remove the chicken from the bag and put in a baking dish.
- Bake 35-40 minutes or until the chicken is done.