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Citrus-Marinated Chicken Recipe

Citrus-Marinated Chicken Recipe

This juicy, zesty chicken stars in many of my family’s summer meals. While there are a million ways to dress up poultry, you’ll find yourself turning to this recipe again and again. It’s that quick and easy! —Deborah Gretzinger, Green Bay, WI
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)


  • 1. Combine the first eight ingredients in a large resealable plastic bag. Add the chicken; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half : 195 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 161mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 34g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat.

Reviews for Citrus-Marinated Chicken

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dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 212185
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2013

"Had a nice citrus taste. Easy to make and it came out pretty good."

kimbrianfox User ID: 1808650 131350
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2013

"It did keep the chicken moist but did not impart much flavor."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.