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No matter what meat or seafood you might be preparing for dinner tonight, there is a sauce or marinade that will make it taste a million times better. Contrary to popular belief, they are super quick and easy to make, too. Try one of these marinades or sauces for dinner tonight.
1. Tarragon Dijon Salad Dressing
This tarragon dijon dressing is quick and easy to make and turns your salad into something truly delicious. But what most people don’t know is that it makes an incredible marinade for chicken.
2. Italian Dressing
Italian Dressing may be salad dressing, but it’s also a fantastic marinade for chicken, fish, and even pork. You can make a batch in under 5 minutes, and it keeps well in the fridge.
3. Homemade Barbecue Sauce
Making Homemade Barbecue Sauce is not a complicated process. This one uses a few easy-to-find ingredients that you might even already have at home.
4. Pork Marinade
This easy Pork Marinade adds so much flavor to most cuts of pork that you may never go without marinade again.
5. Beef Marinade
If you want to try a new marinade for steaks and other cuts of beef, try this simple Beef Marinade. It’s made in minutes and gives you delicious beef every time.
6. Chicken Marinade
A lot of folks don’t think about marinating their chicken before they cook it. But this Chicken Marinade adds tons of flavor no matter how you cook your chicken.
7. Seafood Marinade
A good Seafood Marinade adds lots of flavor without detracting from the flavor of the seafood you are marinating. This one does a great job of that.
8. Blueberry BBQ Sauce
Make this Blueberry BBQ Sauce in minutes, and enjoy this on chicken, pork, or beef. Just save a little fresh sauce to slather on after you cook the meat.
9. Maple BBQ Sauce
If you love the flavor of maple, you adore this Maple BBQ Sauce. It’s great for chicken or pork, it’s easy to make, and you can brush on some fresh sauce after cooking to give the meat a proper glaze.
10. Garlic Lemon Vinaigrette
While this is intended to be a salad dressing, it does double duty as a truly great chicken marinade. This Garlic Lemon Vinaigrette is a delicious way to make chicken as a main course or for salads and more.
11. Teriyaki Sauce
Making an Asian dish for dinner? This homemade Teriyaki Sauce is soy-free and completely delicious. It uses coconut aminos instead of soy sauce.
12. Mustard Vinaigrette
Here again, this salad dressing does double duty as a marinade. This Mustard Vinaigrette is a great option when your chicken has to go with a variety of other side dishes.
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This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.