Grilled Citrus Chicken

It's the OJ, lemon juice and garlic marinade that makes this chicken sizzle.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 35 min
  • Servings 6

1/2
cup frozen (thawed) orange juice concentrate
1/4
cup vegetable oil
1/4
cup lemon juice
2
tablespoons grated orange peel
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
6
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 3/4 lb)

  • 1 In shallow glass or plastic dish or resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix all ingredients except chicken. Add chicken; turn to coat with marinade. Cover dish or seal bag; refrigerate, turning chicken occasionally, at least 2 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 2 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Remove chicken from marinade; reserve marinade. Place chicken on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 15 to 20 minutes, turning chicken and brushing with marinade occasionally, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F).
  • 3 Heat remaining marinade to boiling; boil and stir 1 minute. Serve with chicken.

Expert Tips

For extra-moist grilled chicken, use tongs instead of a fork to turn the pieces. A fork will pierce the meat and let too many of the juices run out, drying the chicken.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
80mg
80%;
Sodium
270mg
270%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
30g
30%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.