Thyme Marinade

Pete and I braai quite often, actually very regularly and having lived in Mauritius for a period of 2 and a half years, we had to get accustomed to eating a lot more chicken than red meat due to the astronomical cost of meat which meant I had to get adventurous on  occasion for a new flavour  for a chicken braai (barbecue) plus one of the few fresh herbs available on the island is thyme.  This marinade turned out nicer than I had anticipated. 🙂

Thyme Marinade


250ml white wine – I used chardonnay
125ml oil
125ml cup brown sugar
60ml tomato paste
2 garlic cloves crushed
20ml fresh thyme leaves


  1. Blend all ingredients together.
  2. Marinate chicken pieces for an hour before cooking or braaing (barbecuing)
  3. Baste chicken with marinade during cooking.
This marinade is sufficient for at least 12 pieces of chicken.