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Honey Marinade For All Kinds Of Meat

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Making a honey marinade for chicken, turkey or pork is super easy and makes your meat juicer after it is cooked. Honey in a quart jar and honey brine in a saucepan.

Why This Honey Marinade Is Simply The Best

There are a lot of honey marinade and honey brine recipes out there, but this one is the best one I have made – and here is why. It is super simple and requires just three ingredients that you most likely already have on hand.

It takes less than 10 minutes to make the marinade and I love how good the meat marinaded in this brine tastes.

Finally, because of the simple ingredients you can add your favorite herbs, spices or extracts to the meat once the marinade is done without worrying if the marinade and the seasonings are going to taste good together.


Here is the recipe:


Honey Marinade For All Kinds Of Meat

Honey in a quart jar and honey brine in a saucepan.
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This recipe makes enough brine to marinate two pounds of meat.

  • Author: Sheri Ann Richerson
  • Prep Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
  • Category: Condiments
  • Method: Stovetop




  1. Put water, salt and honey into a pan.
  2. Bring the pan to a simmer, stirring continually until the honey and salt are dissolved.
  3. Remove the pan from the burner and allow the mixture to cool.
  4. Put the meat into a bowl or meat marinade container, if you have one.
  5. Pour the cooled brine over the meat making sure the meat is completely covered.
  6. Cover the bowl with a lid or Saran Wrap.
  7. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for 3 hours.
  8. After the 3 hours are up, remove the meat from the brine and place the meat on paper towels.
  9. Pat the meat dry with the paper towels.
  10. Pour the brine out of the dish, rinse the dish out and dry it, then put the dry meat back into the dish.
  11. Place the lid or Saran Wrap back on the bowl and refrigerate the meat for an additional 3.
  12. Remove the meat from the bowl and pat it dry.
  13. The meat is now ready to cook per the instructions on the recipe you are following.

Keywords: honey brine, honey marinade

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Final Thoughts

While this honey marinade recipe makes chicken extra special, I really encourage you to also try it on turkey or ham for the holidays.

The marinade tastes very salty, but once you take the meat out of the marinade and pat it dry, the salty taste does not linger in the meat.

The salt is mainly for flavor and to help tenderize the meat.

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