I've been trying to cook more recently, but I need to keep things pretty simple because of my skill level and the time I can invest in it... I've been mostly having grilled chicken and salad every day, though it's still better than what I used to have when I ate out every day.
I've been trying different ways of spicing the chicken in my attempt to break the monotony, not really looking things up just experimenting with what I have at home.
Today I tried to make a lemon-honey marinade, and I guess it tasted fine. I just dissolved the honey in lemon and added some spices, then let the chicken soak in it, not very long. Then after I put the chicken on the grill (well, non-stick pan) I actually poured the rest of the juice/honey onto it, and I wonder if that was a mistake. There was a black film left on the side of the chicken, most of which I could pull off easily. I assume that was burned sugar from the honey.
Would it be better if I had just not poured the liquid on? Are you supposed to avoid excess liquid when you are cooking something that's been marinated, in general?
Sorry, total beginner here...