Sour Cream Chicken Marinade

Sour cream.
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  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 1 cup (4 servings)
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You might not think about marinating in sour cream, but the slightly acidic nature of sour cream helps to tenderize meat while the thickness help to hold the seasonings in place. This marinade gets extra power from wine vinegar and lemon juice and is perfect for chicken and even fish. 

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup/120 mL sour cream
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL white wine vinegar
  • 2 green onions (finely chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL mustard powder
  • 2 teaspoon/10 mL lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL black pepper​

How to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium plastic or glass bowl.  Place chicken or fish in a resealable plastic bag.  Pour marinade over top, seal bag and place in refrigerator.  Marinate chicken for 3-4 hours and fish for 30 minutes.  
  2. Grill or bake chicken once chicken (or fish) has marinated.  This mixture also works well on slow cooker chicken. Simply add 1/4 cup/60 mL more of the sour cream and use 4 medium chicken breasts. Use as a sauce rather than a marinade. Pour mixture over chicken breasts and cook on low for 4-5 hours. It will produce and delicious, tender chicken.  
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 64
    Total Fat 6 g
    Saturated Fat 3 g
    Unsaturated Fat 1 g
    Cholesterol 17 mg
    Sodium 1,201 mg
    Carbohydrates 2 g
    Dietary Fiber 0 g
    Protein 1 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)