Mexican Citrus Chicken

Mexican Citrus Chicken Recipe

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)


From Betty Crocker Mexican.


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15 Min
45 Min


  • 3 1/2 lb
    chicken, broiler-fryer, cut up

  • 1/4 c
    orange juice
  • 1/4 c
    lime juice
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped onion
  • 2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    red pepper sauce

How to Make Mexican Citrus Chicken


  1. Prepare Mexican Citrus Marinade in shallow glass or plastic resealable plastic bag. Add chicken; turn to coat with marinade. Cover dish or seal bag and refrigerate, turning chicken occasionally at least 3 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  2. Heat coals or gas grill. Remove chicken from marinade; reserve marinade. Cover and grill chicken, skin sides up, 4 to 5 inches from medium heat 15 to 20 minutes; turn. Cover and grill 20 to 40 minutes longer, turning and brushing 2 or 3 times with marinade, until juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickness pieces are cut. Discard any remaining marinade.
  3. Mexican Citrus Marinade:
    Mix all ingredients.
    Six boneless, skinless chicken breast halves can be used instead of the cut-up broiler-fryer chicken. Marinate at least 30 minutes but no longer than 3 hours, and grill 15 to 20 minutes.

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About Mexican Citrus Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican

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