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Easy Chicken Injection Recipe

Easy Chicken Injection Marinade

This three ingredients chicken injection marinade works wonders for a baked, rotisserie, or whole smoked chicken!
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Course: Marinades/Brines
Cuisine: American BBQ
Keyword: chicken injection marinade, Injection marinade, poultry injection
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 0.75 cup
Calories: 1085kcal
Author: Sabrina Baksh


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine or cooking wine
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Smoked Chicken Rub or your favorite poultry rub


  • If the rub has large bits of hers, crush it in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle. Herbs are prone to becoming lodged in the needle and can cause a huge mess.
  • Simmer ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat for 2 minutes or until liquified.
  • Remove chicken injection marinade from the heat, and let it cool for 10 minutes.
  • To use:
  • Draw up some of the marinade into your meat injector. Release the air
  • Penetrate the breast meat with the needle. Aim for 3/4" deep.
  • Slowly release some of the marinade solution.
  • Move over 1 1/2" and repeat the process. Get some of the marinade into the thigh and leg section as well.
  • If there is any backflow, gently blot it away with paper towels.
  • Season the chicken, and cook as directed.
  • Make a baste:
  • Bring chicken injection marinade to an active simmer on your stovetop for 30 seconds.
  • Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 3-4 minutes. Remove from the heat, cover, and keep warm.
  • Use during the second half of cooking time.


Alternative Chicken Injection Marinade Ideas:
Latin-American: 1/2 cup unsalted butter, Sazon Rub, and 1/4 cup of lime juice.
Caribbean: 1/2 cup unsalted butter, Jerk Rub, and 1/4 cup white rum.
Hawaiian-Asian Fusion: 1/2 cup unsalted butter, Japanese 7 spice rub, and 1/4 cup pineapple juice.
Cajun: 1/2 cup unsalted butter, Voodoo Rub, and 1/4 cup beer or white wine.


Calories: 1085kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 123g | Saturated Fat: 78g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 32g | Trans Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 325mg | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 36mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3782IU | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg