Big Hoffa's Magical Chicken Marinade

Must-have menu item: The Amendment. “Similar to the 1834, named after the year Westfield was founded, The Amendment is a bed of jasmine rice topped with smoked brisket, giardiniera, cilantro, onions, teriyaki glaze and spicy mayo. There are over 25 ingredients in this menu item alone, and the flavors are fantastic. All of your senses are impacted with the spiciness of the giardiniera, the sweetness of the teriyaki glaze, the smokiness of the brisket, the crunch of the cucumber veggie mix, the delicate flavor of the jasmine rice with the fresh cilantro and onions bringing out the full profile.” —Adam Hoffman, owner, Big Hoffa's BBQ | 800 E. Main St. | Westfield

Photography By Jennifer Rubenstein | March 09, 2017


In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients except chicken together until combined. Put chicken breasts in bag or a bowl and pour marinade over them. Let chicken sit in marinade for 24–48 hours. Best results will come from grilling the chicken. 


  • 1 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1½ cups apricot nectar juice
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger root
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup freshly chopped scallions
  • 1 pinch fresh-cracked pepper
  • 3–4 chicken breasts, skin on
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