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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

Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

  • 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 equals 195 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 161 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 34 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 5 lean meat.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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