This is a Southern California version of sweet and sour chicken, marinated and grilled with a little extra spice. Great for all barbeque lovers. I usually serve cut into lengths with fresh cilantro, homemade salsa, guacamole, black beans, and flour tortillas warmed on the grill. A little good Southern California karma never hurts anyone. This recipe is light enough to offset the first 2 margaritas. GO CHARGERS!!!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Stir the orange zest, orange juice, lemon zest, lemon juice, lime zest, lime juice, coriander, red pepper flakes, olive oil, and honey together in a shallow dish. Remove about 1/4 cup of the mixture and set aside for later. Add the chicken breasts to the remaining marinade, turning to coat both sides. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate, turning occasionally, 1 to 4 hours.

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil the grate. Remove the chicken breasts from the marinade; discard the marinade.

  • Basting frequently with the reserved sauce, cook the chicken on the preheated grill until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 5 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

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Nutrition Facts

251 calories; 7.5 g total fat; 65 mg cholesterol; 84 mg sodium. 24.7 g carbohydrates; 24.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2011
Fabulous! This a wonderful marinade for grilled chicken. I loved the idea of using fresh citrus juice! I did add some minced garlic - the equivalent of about one clove just for good measure. I pounded the chicken down thin as instructed and poked it with a fork. I put everything into a ziploc bag and let it go for 8 hours. It smelled great and tasted even better. It's sweet yet has just a mild kick with nice citrus flavor. Plus the chicken has a beautiful color to it. And as the submitter suggested I served it with warm tortillas homemade salsa guacamole and warm black beans topped with a dollup of sour cream for a Southwestern flair. What's great about this recipe is you could easily take this and add some cumin and curry (1/4 tsp. each) to the marinade then serve with couscous to give a Middle Eastern flair. This is a definite keeper! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/04/2011
This was everything we expected it to be as it was yummiliciously citrusy and quite flavourful. However this isn't too great to eat on its own (according to me) and would do justice if added to salads or served on tortillas with salsa. Whilst I'll keep that in mind next time I think I will also add some chopped cilantro to the marinade....and perhaps allow the chicken to sit in the marinade overnight. Nevertheless good recipe.:) Thanks Osider760! Read More
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  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2011
Fabulous! This a wonderful marinade for grilled chicken. I loved the idea of using fresh citrus juice! I did add some minced garlic - the equivalent of about one clove just for good measure. I pounded the chicken down thin as instructed and poked it with a fork. I put everything into a ziploc bag and let it go for 8 hours. It smelled great and tasted even better. It's sweet yet has just a mild kick with nice citrus flavor. Plus the chicken has a beautiful color to it. And as the submitter suggested I served it with warm tortillas homemade salsa guacamole and warm black beans topped with a dollup of sour cream for a Southwestern flair. What's great about this recipe is you could easily take this and add some cumin and curry (1/4 tsp. each) to the marinade then serve with couscous to give a Middle Eastern flair. This is a definite keeper! Read More
(69)
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2011
Fabulous! This a wonderful marinade for grilled chicken. I loved the idea of using fresh citrus juice! I did add some minced garlic - the equivalent of about one clove just for good measure. I pounded the chicken down thin as instructed and poked it with a fork. I put everything into a ziploc bag and let it go for 8 hours. It smelled great and tasted even better. It's sweet yet has just a mild kick with nice citrus flavor. Plus the chicken has a beautiful color to it. And as the submitter suggested I served it with warm tortillas homemade salsa guacamole and warm black beans topped with a dollup of sour cream for a Southwestern flair. What's great about this recipe is you could easily take this and add some cumin and curry (1/4 tsp. each) to the marinade then serve with couscous to give a Middle Eastern flair. This is a definite keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2009
The family loved this chicken and the citrus was a nice twist on chicken fajita's Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/04/2011
This was everything we expected it to be as it was yummiliciously citrusy and quite flavourful. However this isn't too great to eat on its own (according to me) and would do justice if added to salads or served on tortillas with salsa. Whilst I'll keep that in mind next time I think I will also add some chopped cilantro to the marinade....and perhaps allow the chicken to sit in the marinade overnight. Nevertheless good recipe.:) Thanks Osider760! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2012
I'm always on the lookout for easy grilled chicken recipes and this one is just right. Made this tonight for the first time LOVED it! Served with grilled sweet potatoes and a tossed salad w/Balsamic vinaigrette. The dinner was just perfect for Florida summers and it WAS better than El Pollo Loco as another reviewer mentioned. I'll definitely use it for a taco filling with just some cilantro jalapeño onion and queso fresco. Yum! Hubby suggested the marinade would make a great reduction and I agree. And such a versatile jumping-off recipe - it could work well with a little pineapple juice or extra honey to give it an island flair. I halved the recipe for 3 people omitted the coriander (didn't have any) and used full amount of red pepper for kick. Biggest surprise - we could taste each citrus component. LOVE THIS RECIPE! Call me goofy but I think it would make superb fish tacos too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2012
I loved grating the zest from all the citrus. Love the bright colors and fresh flavor. Easy marinade that scores big points! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2011
Made this for the Recipe Group. Good strong citrus flavor. I left out the honey as I didn't see the need for extra sweet and didn't baste. If I had had some fresh coriander I think that would have been better as the coriander powder didn't seem to add much. I'm always throwing garlic in grilled chicken marinades so it was good to be restrained by the recipe. It had a nice clean fresh taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2012
I was surprised but I did like this. I served it with a baked potato. The citrus flavors was a refreshing change for a bbq chicken. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2014
This is so far the best marinated grilled chicken I have made! Love all the citrus flavors so refreshing. Went perfect sliced up on a nice big salad:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2011
Made this for the Recipe Group: 26 March '11. Loved this citrus flavored chicken. We had it hot the first night right off the girll and it was very good. I really enjoyed it the next day cold and chopped on a salad. My husband reheated it for dinner and commented that he thought the citrus flavors came through even stronger than the first night. This was marinated for about 10 hours. Not sure what coriander is - but could only find whole coriander. I just broke/smashed it up with the back of a spoon. This will be great to use during the summer months and definitely worth putting in your recipe box. Thanks Osider760 for sharing. Read More
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