Friday, April 27, 2012

Grilled Orange Chicken

Orange Marinade

1 1/2 cups fresh squeezed orange juice or store bought orange juice
2/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup sliced fresh basil
3 to 5 cloves fresh garlic chopped

In a one gallon re-sealable plastic bag, combine all ingredients.  Salt and pepper to taste.  

Add 4 chicken breasts, seal.  Toss to coat. Place bag and contents in a bowl. 

Refrigerate 6 to 12 hours, turning often.  

Remove chicken from the marinade.  Discard marinade.  Grill, fry, or bake until cooked through.

I love to use a marinade when I am grilling.  It makes the chicken, pork, or beef, so juicy when it is cooked.  The longer you let the chicken in this recipe, sit in the marinade, the more flavor it will have.  Even if you can only let it sit in the marinade for an hour, you will be surprised at what it does for it.

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Tuesday's Tips & Tricks post about lemons!

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  1. This sounds wonderful, Linda. I use lemon quite a bit in marinades, but never orange. I will have to try this next time!

  2. I bet this tastes fantastic, have made a not of the recipe Thanks Diane

  3. Great grilling marinade, Linda. It has a lot of flavor yet is simple to make.

  4. Ummmmmmmm... that sounds fantastic! !!!

  5. I love orange's gives you that citrus taste, but some sweetness too! Yours looks soooo juicy! I want a bite! Cheers, Ashleigh & Tiffani, The Drinking Girls

  6. Linda, this is too wonderful. We eat chicken, weekly and this sounds like a recipe to really enjoy. Thanks for always sharing pure deliciousness.