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Grilled Citrus Garlic Chicken – Recipe Girl

This Grilled Citrus Garlic Chicken recipe utilizes a marinade plump full of fresh ingredients.

grilled citrus garlic chicken

We grill chicken every week. Sometimes we have it for dinner with cauliflower and rice or potatoes and grilled veggies. And we love having leftover chicken available to add to salads. This Grilled Citrus Garlic Chicken happens to be a flavorful grilled chicken to add to salads, so I make it often!

ingredients displayed for making grilled citrus garlic chicken

Ingredients needed:

  • orange zest and orange juice
  • red wine vinegar
  • honey
  • Dijon mustard
  • garlic
  • green onion
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • red pepper flakes
  • chicken breasts

four photos showing how to make citrus garlic marinade and then chicken marinating in bag

How to make Grilled Citrus Garlic Chicken:

The full, printable recipe is at the end of this post.

Add all of the marinade ingredients to a large zip baggie. Swish it around to combine the ingredients.

Add the chicken to the bag, seal and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours. (If you want to marinate it longer, hold off on adding the salt until just before grilling.)

grilled citrus garlic chicken on a plate with oranges

Heat the grill to medium-high. Grill the chicken, lid closed. Turn the chicken often until cooked though, about 15 to 20 minutes. Time will vary depending upon size of chicken and heat of grill. Serve hot, or refrigerate to be served cold later. Sprinkle green onions on top, for a garnish (if desired). Enjoy!

grilled Citrus Garlic Chicken

Tip about using fresh oranges:

This recipe calls for using both orange juice and orange zest. Since you’ll need to get both of these out of your oranges, be sure to zest the oranges first. Then they’ll be ready for cutting up and squeezing the juice out of them.

grilled chicken on a plate with veggies and rice

The Best Chicken Recipes:

Grilled Citrus Garlic Chicken

Love this marinade that’s plump full of fresh ingredients!

Recipe Details

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Marinating Time: 4 hrs

Total Time: 4 hrs 40 mins

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American

Keyword: chicken, chicken breast, marinade

Servings: 4 servings

Calories: 237kcal

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup minced green onions (white & green parts)
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 6 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
  • 4 large (about 1½ pounds) boneless skinless chicken breasts

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients (except chicken) in large zip bag. Blend well, add the chicken, seal and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours. (If you want to marinate it longer, hold off on adding the salt until just before cooking.)

  • Heat the grill to medium-high. Grill the chicken, lid closed. Turn the chicken often until cooked though, about 15 to 20 minutes. Time will vary depending upon size of chicken and heat of grill. Serve hot, or refrigerate to be served cold later.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 237kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 72mg, Sodium: 764mg, Potassium: 602mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 22g, Vitamin A: 305IU, Vitamin C: 33mg, Calcium: 39mg, Iron: 1mg

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