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Do-It-All Marinade

by Laura

Today’s recipe is a simple and flavorful marinade that can do it all.  You can use this Do-It-All Marinade on chicken, pork, beef, vegetables or even tofu (if you like that).  Since it is so versatile kabobs would also work well with this marinade.  I used it on chicken at it was delish.  It is very flavorful.  Loved it and it really would work for anything.

So with today’s recipe I also have a tip for you.  When I made this Do-It-All marinade I used frozen chicken tenders – my husbands favorite.  Since tenders are thin and small you can get time saving help by using them.  First, they thaw quickly.  Second, the marinate quicker too.  See how they can be a  time saver.

Here is what you need to make the

Do-It-All Marinade

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Do-It-All Marinade

  • Author: Laura


  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp dry mustard or 2 Tbsp prepared mustard
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 Tbsp fresh finely chopped parsley or 1/2 Tbsp dry parsley
  • pepper, according to your taste


  1. Place all of the above ingredients into a gallon sized freezer bag.  Carefully whisk it all together in the bag.
  2. Add your chicken, beef, pork, vegetables, or tofu to the marinade.  Place in the refrigerator and marinade for at least 5 hours.  Overnight is best for full flavor.
  3. Remove meat etc from marinade and discard marinade.  Cook meat etc as desired.  I used it for grilled chicken.
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Recipe adapted from All You Magazine Aug 26, 2011 Issue.

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Kim June 17, 2013 - 9:39 am

We love this marinade at our house! I make it without the red wine vinegar because I was out of it once and it still tastes great. Thanks for sharing!

Liz Newey July 13, 2012 - 1:04 pm

I am definitely going to try this out with some tofu then grill it up. I think that it sounds delicious! I am on a marinade kick lately and this is now on my list. Thanks! 🙂

kelly March 2, 2012 - 5:01 pm

i just tried this today! very yummy!

Ali August 11, 2011 - 6:30 pm

How funny. I googled “all purpose marinade” the other night and found one with these exact ingredients. I should have known to come to your site first! I love your recipes! By the way, I had frozen chicken breasts and let them soak for 1 hour (that’s all the time I had) and they turned out so yummy and flavorful.

Sarah August 4, 2011 - 6:44 pm

I love homemade marinades. Great tip about the chicken tenders. Thanks!

Bev Weidner August 4, 2011 - 8:34 am

On. This. Now.
good grief!


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