Creamy Citrus Salsa Marinade

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of Nakano, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Citrus, salsa, and chicken all in one simple marinade is the perfect combination for simple summer meal.

Summertime means grilling at our house and one of my favorite ways to grill meat is to marinade it first. Marinating meat adds so much flavor without much work.

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For this simple chicken marinade I used basic ingredients I had on hand like salsa, mayonnaise, lime juice, and vinegar. I love adding vinegar to marinades because they help tenderize the meat and they add a lot of flavor.

For this marinade I used Nakano’s Citrus Seasoned Vinegar which is one of their newest flavors. The citrus flavors in it combined great with the salsa and lime juice that I also used in this recipe.

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You could use a Nakano’s regular rice vinegar, but the citrus version adds a nice extra depth of flavor. I think their new mango rice vinegar would work well also in this recipe.

I used this marinade with chicken, but I think it would work well with pork also.

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Disclaimer: I am a brand ambassador for Nakano, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures


  1. I always love finding recipes for homemade marinades.

  2. The vinegar sounds like a very nice addition and something I will look for at the grocery store. I’m wondering about the mayo. What does that add to the mixture? I am going to be trying this soon. Thanks!

    • Yes, it helps the texture and gives it a creamy texture. You could probably use sour cream or greek yogurt, but I have not tried it.

  3. We tried this tonight and it was delicious! I couldn’t find the citrus vinegar so I used red wine, but I’m going to keep looking for it because I think it would be great in a dressing as well. Love your recipes. Your gluten free brownies is the best. My husband keeps asking me to make more. Thanks!

    • I am so glad you liked and that you enjoy the brownies. I think this is one of those recipes that you could use a lot of different vinegars to just up the taste. Regular rice vinegar would probably work well also. Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed it.

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