2/26/2020 | By Rachel Marsh

Enjoy the following pork / chicken marinade recipe, shared by executive chefs at some of the area’s finest senior living communities.


Great for pork chops and grilled or baked chicken.


  • 1 cup blended oil
  • 3⁄4 cup brown sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup lemon juice
  • 1⁄4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1⁄2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1⁄4 cup chopped garlic
  • 3 tablespoons dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • About 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper


Whisk all ingredients briskly. Marinate chops 3-4 at a time (at least 8 hours overnight).

*marinade can be reused – refrigerate leftover

Chef Friedrich lookin' cool

Chef Bryan says the secret really IS in the sauce! Be creative and try out all the ways you can step up the flavor in your pork and chicken dishes by adding in one of these flavorful concoctions.

Bryan Friedrich

Executive Chef, Woodland Terrace New Palestine

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Rachel Marsh

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