“Bottom of the Honey” Chicken Marinade


I use either honey or maple syrup as the sweetener in most of my baking and cooking.   I often have this problem you see above.   A bottle of maple syrup or honey with just a little bit stuck on the bottom.   I seriously have three bottles of honey in my pantry that looks like the bottle above on the left.   SOOOO hard to get that last little bit out!

Last weekend on my Facebook Page.  I showed you guys how my husband and I spent Saturday afternoon marinating chicken.  We had 5 different kinds marinating in the fridge for the week.  This “Bottom of the Honey” Soy Chicken was just one of the flavors.  ( more flavors later)

This chicken marinade is made right in the honey bottle.  Make sure you shake the honey bottle well, you want to make sure you get it all out!


When I marinate my chicken, I always pound it with a meat tenderizer and cut slits in each piece as well.   Also, I like to marinate chicken for 24 hours.  I loved the flavor of this chicken.  I will be making this combo again.

Honey Soy Chicken Marinade 


The Bottom of your honey bottle – or 2-3 tablespoons of honey

4 tablespoons of soy sauce

1 teaspoon minced garlic – fresh or dry

1 teaspoon Chinese Five spice – this is strong, you don’t want to overdo it.

Method: In your almost bottle of honey, add soy sauce, garlic and chinese Five spice.  Shake really well.  Squeeze mixture into a freezer bag or a container with raw chicken.  Marinate in the fridge overnight.  Grill the chicken or prepare the chicken your way.



I really loved this chicken.   It is going into the “rotation”.  I forgot how much I love Chinese Five spice.  I am going to have to break that one out again soon.



  1. This sounds delicious! I have to giggle because I think I have 3 or 4 bottles of honey with a little left in the bottom 🙂

  2. You and me both! I always forget about 5 spice, and then the second I use it I want to cook with it daily lol! This sounds like an awesome, easy recipe for summer. We will definitely have to give it a try as soon as possible 🙂

  3. I agree with the idea of marinating chicken as much as possible, I really feel it makes a huge difference. I always like to try new chicken recipes and will give this a whirl, thanks for sharing it!

  4. I am forever and always on the hunt for a good chicken recipe, or something to marinade my chicken in when I have a bit of extra time in the kitchen or simply want to pre-plan supper the night before. This sounds like it would be a huge hit in our household and doesn’t require too many ingredients!


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