Introduction: Experience the vibrant blend of citrus and herbs with our tantalizing Citrus-Herb Grilled Chicken. This recipe takes succulent chicken breasts to the next level by marinating them in a zesty combination of citrus juices and aromatic herbs. The result is a mouthwatering dish that’s both flavorful and refreshing, perfect for a summer barbecue or any occasion that calls for a burst of lively flavors.
For the Marinade:
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Juice of 1 orange
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped
- 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
- Salt and pepper, to taste
For the Chicken:
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Create the Marinade:
- In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, orange juice, minced garlic, chopped thyme, chopped rosemary, salt, and pepper. The combination of citrus and herbs will infuse the chicken with amazing flavor.
- Marinate the Chicken:
- Place the chicken breasts in a resealable plastic bag or a shallow dish.
- Pour the marinade over the chicken, ensuring that each piece is thoroughly coated. Seal the bag or cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, allowing the flavors to meld.
- Preheat the Grill:
- Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Lightly oil the grates to prevent sticking.
- Grill the Chicken:
- Remove the chicken from the marinade, allowing any excess marinade to drip off.
- Place the chicken on the preheated grill. Grill for approximately 6-7 minutes on each side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (75°C) and the chicken is no longer pink in the center.
- Achieve Grill Marks:
- To create those sought-after grill marks, you can rotate the chicken breasts about halfway through the cooking time on each side.
- Rest and Serve:
- Once cooked, transfer the grilled chicken to a clean plate.
- Allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes. This resting period helps retain the juices, ensuring the meat remains tender and flavorful.
- Plate and Garnish:
- Arrange the Citrus-Herb Grilled Chicken on a serving platter.
- Serve and Enjoy:
- Serve your Citrus-Herb Grilled Chicken with a generous squeeze of fresh lemon or orange juice and garnish with additional chopped herbs for a burst of freshness.
Savor the sensational harmony of citrus juices and fragrant herbs in every bite of our Citrus-Herb Grilled Chicken. This dish captures the essence of summer and the joy of outdoor cooking. With its zesty marinade and grilled perfection, it’s a meal that’s both satisfying and uplifting for your taste buds.