My brother was not impressed with my lack of an actual recipe for our mom's Barbecue Chicken marinade. After all, he is a voracious Alton Brown fan, which means he's also a fan of measurements and the science behind cooking. Good point, Stephen. And since this blog is called Ruining Mom's Recipes, and Mom didn't share with me the proportions she uses, I guess I'll just share mine and let you go nuts with it.
Mai Ling's Marinade for Barbecue Chicken and Pork Ribs
3-4 pounds chicken drumsticks/thighs
1/4 c. soy sauce
1 t. Mrs. Dash Garlic Seasoning, divided
1 t. garlic powder, divided
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
Mix soy sauce and 1/2 t. each of Mrs. Dash Garlic Seasoning and garlic powder in zip-top plastic bag.
Wash and pat dry chicken, then place on cutting board or other large surface. Evenly sprinkle salt, pepper and remaining Garlic Seasoning and garlic powder over all sides of chicken. Place chicken in marinade and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.