San Diego Grilled Chicken

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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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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 chicken breast halves

Ingredients

  • 2 oranges, zested and juiced

  • 2 lemons, zested and juiced

  • 2 limes, zested and juiced

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • ½ teaspoon dried red pepper flakes

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ¼ cup wildflower honey

  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - pounded to about 3/4-inch thickness

  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

251 Calories
8g Fat
25g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 251
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 84mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 64mg 322%
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 383mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.