Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Grilled Citrus Chicken

Mmm.... isn't that beautiful?


A few weeks back I was dying for something 'fresh'.

On the dinner thread over at BakeSpace I was looking for "some kinda citrusy/orangy/not too orangy/fresh/garlicy" marinade for chicken.

Matt74 offered up his Citrusy Marinade for chicken and it looked great!!

I changed it a little...

Matt74's Citrus Marinade
1 tbls each of lemon,lime,and orange zest
1 tbls each of the juice
I added more OJ
2 shallots minced
4 cloves garlic minced
2 tbls good Dijon mustard
I replaced the Dijon with Soy Sauce
1/3 cup olive oil
1 1/2 tbls honey
2 tbls fresh thyme minced fine
salt and pepper to taste

Throw everything in a jar or whisk together put in a ziploc and marinate at least 2 hrs.

I didn't have two hours... so I put in my FoodSaver in the fridge for an hour.

Matt74's dinners always sound amazing!! Check out more of his recipes HERE.

Everything into my 2.25 qt FoodSaver container.

Plus chicken cutlets.

I mix it around really good with my hands to be sure everything gets well covered.

Vacuum seal and into the fridge for an hour.

Fast forward 60 minutes...

Slap those babies on the grill. I only have a charcoal grill and while 60 minutes of marinating time is plenty to get the coals ready, it's extremely rare for me to use the outside grill on a work night.

So cast iron grill it is.


How gorgeous is THAT??


Add some rice and snap peas and it's dinner time!!

This recipe is DEFINITELY a keeper! All of the fresh citrus zest, plus the garlic, gave this chicken just the fresh zippy flavor I was looking for!

Thanks Matt!!


Danielle said...

I love marinading my chicken in citrus, it makes it sooo tender. and the garlic....YUM!!! I'll have to try this one for sure.

Michele said...

This looks fabulous! It looks moist and beautiful. I'm making this very soon!

Carol said...

That looks yummy!! Thanks for the dinner idea...I have my chicken breast thawing right now.

girlichef said...

Oh my gosh...that looks delicious. I totally want one of those food savers...awesome!

Natashya said...

Yum, that does look gorgeous!

Bob said...

Nice, that does look awesome. Love the sound of that marinade.

Cheryl said...

I love it, love it love it. Citrus is my favorite!

Denise said...

Yes these are gorgeous and Im sure extremely yummy.

Culinary Alchemist said...

YUM, YUM and More YUM!!!!

Donna-FFW said...

This sounds delicious!! Must be wonderful with citrus. So moist and yummy. Perfect grill marks.