Tantalisingly Delicious: Zankou Chicken Marinade

This Zankou Chicken Marinade will tantalise your taste buds and leave you wanting more! It’s the perfect summer recipe, combining tender chicken breast pieces with a zesty combination of herbs, spices and garlic.

The marinade itself is fairly straightforward and simple to make. There’s a few extras which really bring the dish alive. The combination of Aleppo pepper, oregano and garlic is a winning combination, so prepare for your sense of smell to be instantly tantalised! Throw in some cumin, black pepper and paprika for a depth and richness of flavour.

Like many great dishes, part of the joy of Zankou Chicken Marinade is in its combination of ingredients. There’s a hint of the Mediterranean in the lemon juice and oregano, and the tang of the Aleppo pepper gives a desirable heat which linger in your mouth. It’s this sort of combination which makes a dish truly unique and memorable.

The marinade takes very little time to whip up and can be used to your own tastes – add more garlic if you’re brave enough! You can use it to add a kick to any grilled or baked chicken dish, or to add a bit of flair to your next BBQ.


  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons of Aleppo pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of paprika
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice


  • Thoroughly mix all of the ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Take your chicken and place it into a tupperware or glass bowl.
  • Add the marinade and make sure it is completely covered.
  • Cover the bowl and leave in the fridge for at least 30 minutes but preferably for an hour or more.
  • Cook the chicken however you would normally cook chicken – it’s delicious for BBQd and grilled as well as off the oven.

The Zankou Chicken Marinade is sure to have your friends and family coming back for more. It’s a novel take on the classic marinade, and is great for impressing party guests. A true Mediterranean experience, Zankou Chicken Marinade is meal you’ll be talking about for days afterwards. Enjoy!