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three citrus chicken

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Peggy Sue Ross
Springfield, VA

A little labor intensive for my usual style of cooking, but very worth it! Summer tastes combine with a little savory, tangy and sweet with this great grilled chicken dish!

★★★★★ 1
serves 4
prep time 30 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For three citrus chicken

  • 4
    chicken breast halves, skinless and boneless
  • 1
    red onion, sliced into rings
  • 1/3 c
    orange juice
  • 1/4 c
    lemon juice
  • 1/4 c
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 c
    frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed (or 1 scoop of instant lemonade mix)
  • 3 Tbsp
    lime juice
  • 3 Tbsp
    chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1 Tbsp
    grated fresh orange peel
  • 2 tsp
    grated fresh lemon peel
  • 1 1/4 tsp
    grated fresh lime peel
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp

How To Make three citrus chicken

  • 1
    Rinse and trim chicken breasts and place in a 1 quart freezer ziplock bag or other covered marinade bowl. Add sliced red onions.
  • 2
    Add remaining ingredients and toss to coat chicken and onion rings. Refrigerate and let marinade at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • 3
    I like to put the chicken in the marinade without the onions and freeze for use during a weekday. If doing this, take out of the freezer the night before using and refrigerate. Add onions and toss to coat about 2-4 hours before grilling time.
  • 4
    Heat barbecue grill to medium high. Remove chicken and onions to the grill, reserving marinade to a small pan. You may want to use a vegetable tray or foil pouch with holes for the onions on the grill.
  • 5
    Heat reserved marinade and bring to a boil. Baste chicken with marinade and turn occasionally. Continue to cook chicken until cooked through and juices run clear, about 11 minutes.
  • 6
    Transfer chicken to serving plate with onions and pour over or serve with any remaining marinade.