Grilled Citrus-Marinated Mexican Chicken Recipe

grillmag July 29, 2016 0
Grilled Citrus-Marinated Mexican Chicken Recipe


  • 1 c. fresh orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 dried chipotle chili pepper, stemmed and seeded
  • 1 c. mild salsa
  • ¼ c. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 orange, sliced into rings
  • ¼ c. chopped fresh cilantro leaves


  1. Bring the orange juice, lime juice and chili pepper to a boil in a small saucepan. Turn the heat down to medium and simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes or until the chili pepper is re-hydrated. Turn off the heat and let cool.
  2. Once cooked, pour the juice mixture into the bowl of a blender and add the salsa, olive oil, and salt. Puree until smooth. Place the chicken in a plastic zipper-close bag, then pour the marinade over the top. Let marinate at least 2 hours, or up to 10 hours.
  3. Preheat your grill to about 400 degrees Fahrenheit (high heat). Once hot, place the chicken breasts on the grill rack and cook 12-20 minutes (depending on thickness of breast), turning every few minutes to prevent burning.
  4. Once cooked through, remove the chicken from the grill and place on a platter. Garnish with the orange slices and cilantro.

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